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Viola Organista

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I sort of like the way it sounds!

 

......but it looks like it is not very closely related to the instrument that Leonardo envisioned.

 

240px-Viola_organista.jpg

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viola_organista

 

davinci.jpg

 

It looks like Leonardo was thinking about "bowing" the strings with a continuous band, rather than with rosined wheels.

 

Here is a link to a blog where the recent instrument is likened to be closer to something which Preatorious ascribes to Hans
Haiden of Nuremberg. 

http://www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc/2013/11/leonardos-instrument-no-its-an-obscure-german-contraption.html

 

 

None of this takes away from the coolness of the Zubrzycki's instrument, but it makes me wonder why it was promoted as being a Di Vinci thing, when it is pretty clearly not.

 

Mac

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