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It was bound to happen sooner, or later. Behold! The Totally amassing banjo. Nice, sturdy, and with a sweet lyrical sound. Yes, I admit it. I love the banjo. Everyone alive should play the banjo. The banjo was invented by the slaves in the 17th century, in the Caribbean. It was invented by folks from West Africa. It eventually made its way to North America in the 18th century. The earliest depiction of the banjo is from an old 1795 painting. It is called The Old Plantation by John Rose. The word banjo is derived from the Kimbundu word Mbanza....

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This is my newest anime drawing featuring an unusual musical instrument. This one is called the autoharp. The autoharp has the unique ability to play chords. By pressing the buttons on the front, you can mute all, but the strings you want to play. There is plenty of debate as to who invented the autoharp. Two different German inventors patented the autoharp, around the same time 1883. One was called Charles F. Zimmermann. He patented in the US in 1882. The other fellow was Karl August Gutter. He panted his autoharp in 1883, in the UK. The one that most...

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As the name states, the archlute is a perk higher in the lute scale and size. I thought that was a silly joke, or something. In any case, I still have more instruments to showcase to you. It is incredible just how many music instruments are there in the world. There as many as there are different types of humans. Now for a bit of history. The instrument was developed in Europe in the Renaissance around the 1600s. It is a mix between a theorbo and a tenor lute.  This instrument has about 14 strings. They are tuned to play...

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Today it seemed like a good a time as any to show you this nice drawing of mine. It features a maiden playing the Appalachian dulcimer. Most folks have heard of the Appalachian Mountains, not so much of the dulcimer. It is just one of those instruments that most folks are not even aware that it exists. Since drawing musical instruments is a bit of my thing at the moment, I made the effort to show you this instrument you probably know nothing about. This fretted string instrument is part of the zither family. It comes with either 3 or...

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I am finally getting to drawing classical instruments. The flute comes in many shapes and sizes. Everyone is familiar with the flute. As far as popularity is concerned, the violin, guitar and piano do better than the flute. If folks decide to draw a musical instrument, the flute is rarely considered for painting and drawing purposes. I do not see why. It is a lovely, easy to draw instrument. The flute is a reed less  wind instrument. The oldest flute is about 40,000 years old. It was discovered in present day Germany. Other flutes have also been independently invented in...

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