The Organistrum: Before the piano, before the harpsichord….



The Organistrum!

Check out the music made on an “organistrum”, an instrument whose roots go back to 10th century Spain.

The Organistrum mechanics are based on a hurdy gurdy, but played almost like a harpsichord, which is a direct ancestor of the piano, where the strings are plucked instead of struck.

It is a sound that is quaint, haunting, and as one commenter says, “crazy beautiful.”

How long do you think before Off The Wall gives lessons on this?

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