Ütőgardon

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A person playing the ütőgardon.

The ütőgardon, also called a gardon is a folk musical instrument originating in Transylvania and played by the Székelys and Csángós, a Hungarian ethnic group in Transylvania, with a violin playing a melody.[1]

It is similar in appearance to a cello, but it is played percussively. It can have three or four strings, usually tuned to D and d, and is played with a stick instead of a bow, providing a droning accompaniment.[2]

See also[edit]

  1. ^ Janka Szendrei, et al. "Hungary." In Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online, http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/subscriber/article/grove/music/13562 (accessed April 1, 2011).
  2. ^ Janka Szendrei, et al. "Hungary." In Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online, http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/subscriber/article/grove/music/13562 (accessed April 1, 2011).