PSALMODIKON a one stringed instrument


This instrument was used in churches and schools by Swedes and Norwegians. It was invented to be used in the churches as a way to help standardize the music. It was a very simple instrument to make. Some of the existant insturments in the U.S. are nothing more than a hollowed out two by four inch piece of wood. A single string is played with a bow. The frets are marked with a number, so the music could consist of a list of numbers with words to the song printed above them.


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