BE BRAVE - MAKE AN OFFER. The title is a hodge-podge, from all over the world and from various centuries, of the names of similar instruments to this one.Condensed from REVOLVI DOT COM. A plucked string instrument belonging to the south east Baltic Box Zither family known as the Baltic psaltery.
Gusli in Russia, Kantele in Finland, Kannel in Estonia, Kankls in Lithuania, Kokles in Latvia, Zither in Germany, Citera in Czechia, Salterio in Italy, Psalterium and Tympanon in France, Spain and Portugal, and so on... Furthermore, the Kanumn has been found in Arabic countries, and the Autoharp, Duclimer (hammered, strumed or plucked) or Psaltery in the United States. It is also related to such ancient instruments as Chinese Gu zheng which has a thousand-year history, and its Japanese relative Koto. A stringed musical instrument called Guslim is listed as one of the Me in ancient Sumer. Tuning is a matter of choice and method of play.Some tune C-D-E-F-G-A-B or G-A-B-C-D-E-F (like a diatonic scale). Some tune F-C-G-D-A-E-B (like the C major scale).
Some tune 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (natural minor scale). There has always been cross-over between the various terms, and it is only in the last 100 years that scholars have tried to distinguish between them, proposing that a'psaltery' is plucked while a'dulcimer' is hit, and that both belong to a generic'zither' family (distinct from specific instruments called'zither' by their players); but this usage is an abstraction and has no basis in the traditional use of these names: there are plenty of illustrations where psalteries are hit and traditions where dulcimers are plucked, the point is rather that a distinct type evolved from about 1500 in which the strings were placed in different planes, presumably to make it easier to distinguish between then when they are hit with a hammer, but after that they were still plucked in many playing traditions. Listing this way allows me to pack this where it will take a very determined postal worker to damage the unit. The item "Psaltery Gusli Kaunel Kankles Zither Citera Salterio Tympanon Psalterium 7 Strng" is in sale since Sunday, September 1, 2019.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\String\Folk & World\Harps & Dulcimers". The seller is "dig_in_and_dig" and is located in Garland, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.