Mouthbow Bowed Strings Stringed Instruments
Considered the world's oldest stringed instrument, the mouthbow consists of a single string made of horsehair, sinew, or wire and a curved piece of wood or bone. Scholars believe the mouthbow first came to the United States with slaves from Africa.
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- John Palmes Guide to the Mouthbow - Guide to constructing and learning to play the stringed mouthbow.
- NPR : Mouthbow Music from John Palmes - Folk musician John Palmes plays everything from Bach stringed to James Brown. What is unusual is his stringed instrument, the mouthbow. Marika Partridge reviews his new stringed CD, "Mouthbow: Small Voices."
- Mouthbow - Making Music on a Weapon - Article by Buffy Sainte-Marie.
- How to Play the MouthBow - Somewhat technical explanation of how to play and why certain actions lead to certain sounds.
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