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Sunday, 15 December 2013

Maori Instruments

We are learning about the Maori instruments and other traditional Instruments. I have chosen a lute to be my traditional instrument.Here is a picture and 5 facts about the lute.


  1. In Europe lutes were very popular for a few hundred years it was most popular in 1400-1800.
  2. There are a lot of wood you can use to make a lute these are the woods.For the neck block you can use Sycamore, Mahogany, Lime Wood, Cedar of Lebanon, Yellow Cedar and Poplar. For the ribs you can use RoseWood, Indian RoseWood, Kingwood, Ash, Yew, Plumwood, Cherry wood, Hornbeam, Goncalo alves, Walnut, Cocobolo, Padauk, Ebony, Plane, Sycamore, Maple, Birds eye maple and Holly.  
  3. Lutes were one of the most famous instruments in the early days, they were played in church, in courts, in towns, in streets and in theatre’s.
  4. Lutes have courses, there are 5 courses, 6 courses, 10 courses and 15 courses.
  5. Lutes are medieval instruments.



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