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Building an Instrument (Part 3)

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Our options were several.

Blown instruments made of wood, brass or other materials. These could have valves, which would be incredibly complicated, or holes or even a sliding length of tube.

Stringed instruments, which could be plucked, picked, strummed or bowed. They could also contain a resonant sound box to amplify the sound.

Struck instruments which would generally involve making a series of pre-tuned, pitched objects.

I elected to make a stringed instrument, primarily for simplicity. With some of the other instruments the lengths and thicknesses of materials would have to be very exact to get a correctly pitched instrument. However with a stringed instrument any small errors could be corrected by the tensioning of the string.

I decided to make something similar to a harp but smaller and without the pedal system for retuning. 

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