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Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments
- A museum in Scotland open to the public contains 1000 items including stringed, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments from Britain, Europe, and distant lands.
- Maker of simple plucked psalteries and similar instruments.
G. Finkenbeiner Inc. Scientific Glassblowers and Glass Harmonicas
- In addition to a reputation for producing top quality work in the field of Scientific Glassblowing, they also manufacture Glass Harmonicas.
Gospel Music Renaissance
- Online beginner's instruction in early instruments, including panpipes, bandurria, mandolin, and 6-hole keyless flute.
Historic Double Reed Instruments
- Describes shawms, curtals, oboes, and bassoons made by Robert H. Cronin.
- Resources and links.
Instruments to Play Medieval Music
- Pictures of medieval instruments with illustrations from medieval art. Includes audio clips, bibliography and discography in French.
Jeremy West Cornett
- Information on the 17th century cornetto, performance with His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts, manufacture of cornetti and other instruments by Christopher Monk Instruments, and instruction at the Royal College of Music in London.
John's Music Things
- Description of medieval singing techniques and the musical instruments he plays.
Kelischek Workshop for Historical Instruments / Kelhorn Corporation
- Manufacturer, publisher, distributor and dealer of Susato pennywhistles, tabor-pipes, pentatonic recorders wide-bore renaissance style recorders snappy-thumbrests, crumhorns, and hurdy-gurdies.
Lars' Baroque Flute Corner
- Information on the Baroque flute, including instrument care and fingering charts.
Links to History of Musical Instruments
- Includes links to museums and collections, historical guides, historical sources and facsimiles, societies, individual instruments, and world instruments.
Lute-Harpsichord: A Forgotten Instrument
- Bach sought, and had custom-built, a harpsichord which sounded like a lute. Detailed description of history and construction.
Mary Rasmussen's Horn and Lute Iconography
- Iconography of the horn, lute, pipe and tabor, and tambourine in Western-European Art.
Matthew Szostak's Hurdy-Gurdy Page
- Information about this hurdy-gurdy builder and player, a description of the instrument, audio samples and links.
Medieval and Renaissance Instruments
- Musica Antiqua's illustrated guide: pictures, descriptions, and history.
Microwave Theory of a Crumhorn
- Applying microwave design techniques to renaissance woodwind musical instruments, by Charlie Jackson.
Musical Instruments Described
- Descriptions and pictures of early (i.e. pre-Baroque), non-Western, or obscure musical instruments.
Natural Trumpet Resource Page
- Resources for those interested in the natural trumpet
- Musicological analysis by Bob Fink of the oldest musical instrument, including it significance to the origin of music.
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