Akkordolia

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Akkordolia
String instrument
Classification String instrument
Hornbostel–Sachs classification
(Composite chordophone)
Related instruments
Taishōgoto, Bulbul tarang, Benju
Akkordolia from top
Akkordolia from top
Hand book title
tuning instructions from hand book
tuning instructions from hand book

The akkordolia is a zither from Germany and Austria, consisting of a long box, with the strings being pressed against the fretboard by pressing down buttons from above, similar to the Japanese taishogoto. One row of buttons changes the melody, and the other row of buttons can change the chord which backs the melody.

The instrument was invented around the start of the 20th century[citation needed] by Otto Teller of Klingenthal, Germany, and was produced locally there by cottage industry.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ulrich, Wilfried. "Mountain Dulcimer Relatives Worldwide: The Taishokoto in Japan". Mel Bay's Dulcimer Sessions. Retrieved 11 October 2014.