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lute

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Shakespeare Studies and Criticism — Indian Music — Music — Music.

Term used in Western music, generally applied to stringed instruments with a finger board, and a pear-shaped resonator. Examples are

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viol

Overview page. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism — Music — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Indian Music — Music.

A bowed string instrument of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. It was invented in Spain, through use of the bow

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