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Mandola

Mandola

From Lute to Modern Folk. Discover its evolution from the lute, its role as a precursor to the mandolin, and its enduring presence in both historical and contemporary music, enriching the world of folk ensembles.

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Melodica

Melodica

From Ancient Origins to Musical Diversity. Tracing back to the sheng and reed instruments, explore its evolution from reed organs to the handheld piano-like instrument, finding its niche in reggae, jazz, and global music.

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Marimba

Marimba

From African legends to Latin rhythms, the marimba’s journey resonates. Enslaved Africans introduced it to Central and South America, shaping musical landscapes across continents.

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Mandocello

Mandocello

The mandocello, the second largest in the mandolin family, has a baritone register and is tuned like a cello. It produces a chorus-like sound with doubled strings.

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