▶ Medieval Symphony by Bryan Tolley - YouTube
This short video demonstrates a medieval symphony made by Bryan Tolley. This simple instrument has been redesigned by Bryan to include some unique features that offer the musician several scales (or modes) in spite of a diatonic keyboard, and also a relatively loud voice from a single melody string.
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I have recently made a series of medieval symphonies that were designed as less expensive alternative to the walnut and boxwood models that I usually produce. These new instruments have some very original features that I'll certainly consider adding to all my symphonies from now on. Please don't be put off by what appears to be a diatonic keyboard; this colourful box can play in several modes and scales and it puts out quite a sound! For anyone interested, the links below will give further details and there's also a brief demonstration video of the instrument. The symphony comes with a lined wooden case and strap for 1000€ plus postage. At present, there's only a yellow/black instrument remaining, but if that colour doesn't suit you other symphonies can be built to order.
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