Die Drehleier

by Marianne Bröcker

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Illustrations, page 30

291. Fitting the black keys (lower row, diatonic notes)


292. Insertion of the tangents (first only on one key)


293. Fitting the white keys (upper row, accidental notes)


294. Fitting the wheel cover


295. Stringing with the drone strings


296. Fitting the strings in the pegs


297. Final smoothing of the handle


298. Installing the handle


299. Hurdy-gurdy at the cathedral at Toro


300. Left side of the north portal of San Miguel Church in Estella

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© Original text in German copyright 1977, Verlag für systematische Musikwissenschaft GmbH
© Translation copyright 2005, Olympic Musical Instruments and the Bröcker Tranlation Group