Horns Made from Tree Trunks Give Odd Musical Tones (Feb, 1938)

Horns Made from Tree Trunks Give Odd Musical Tones
Horns hollowed out of tree trunks are used by-native musicians in the Tyrol region of Austria. The novel instruments, said to imitate the tone of a cello, are fitted with stops so that they can play all the notes of the scale. Tree bark is left on the horns in the belief that it has a softening effect on the tones of the instruments.

2 comments
  1. bruce says: February 13, 20082:49 pm

    needs to be an audio sample of this unique instrument!

  2. Kevin says: February 14, 20085:21 am

    Must sound like Serpents an zinks. Where can I go to hear them?
    Austria?

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