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Jaws Harp Or Jews Harp concerto for jew's harp Recording Studios Sydney : the Jew's harp, also called jaw's harp, juice harp, or guimbard , musical instrument consisting of a thin wood or metal tongue fixed at one end to the base of a two-pronged frame. Khomus in our time has developed in Yakutia, first of all, as a concert instrument. New conditions for the existence of the instrument required a new sound quality - stronger. In this regard the technology of tool production is constantly improving. Since 1960-ies to enhance the sound of khomus, the masters have produced a khomus with a ring and khomus with a support. Were invented samples of the khomus with two or more tongues and of the khomus with centering, which represent collections of two, three and four khomuses. The iron alloy jaw harp, or Jew's harp” as they are often referred to, was identified after a series of x-ray images were taken on over 1,500 metal artifacts recovered during the project (Photo 1). X-ray is often used by archaeologists to help identify severely corroded pieces recovered during a dig. Prior to the x-ray, the team was unable to decipher the use of this iron object. A Jawsaphone is made by attaching the jaw harp to a trumpet bell. The trumpet amplifies the sound of the harp without the use of electricity, and gives a unique sound to the instrument. The Jawsaphone is played by placing it lightly against the lips. In these experimental instruments, the jews harp can be removed from the bell, and played separately because it is held in place by a small spring. This instrument is considered to be one of the oldest musical instruments in the world; 1 a musician apparently playing it can be seen in a Chinese drawing from the 4th century BC. 2 Despite its common English name, and the sometimes used Jew's trump, it has no particular connection with Jews or Judaism This instrument is native to Asia and used in all tribes of Turkic peoples in Asia, among whom it is variously referred to as a temir komuz (literally, iron komuz ), agiz komuzu (literally, mouth komuz), gubuz or doromb. For club and concert performances I use Norwegian instruments. The Norwegians produce the 'Wheatstone' of Jew's harp. Comparing a Norwegian instrument with those we can readily buy here is like comparing a Porsche with a post-war van. It№s not surprising musicians give up. The cost of a Norwegian harp reflects their quality. You can pay anything from Ј40 to Ј60 for a good make, but "you pays your money and you takes your choice". According to folklorist Michael Licht in his article "America's Harp" ( Folklife Center News Vol II Number 3 ),"French" was often used in the US South to mean "European" and thus to imply sophistication, so although harmonicas were mostly made in Germany and Austria, they wound up being called French Harps (compare with the Irish Gaelic term below). According to the Dictionary of American Regional English this term was most popular in the West Midland, Texas and Central areas, with the term mouth harp being preferred in the Midland area. They also note the occasional use of the term breath harp in the South and South Midlands. Mouth organ is more common in the Northern Tier and Canada, with French speaking Canada often using the term musique à bouche.


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