Drejelire

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The drejelire is a string instrument with a keyboard, [1] specifically, a type of hurdy-gurdy that uses a rosined wheel to create sound.

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The drejelire is made of wood. There is a crank at the bottom, which must be moved continuously to produce sounds, and key-like buttons on the side, which the player must press to obtain a correct pitch.

History

The drejelire is a national instrument of Sweden, alongside the nyckelharpa.[ citation needed ]

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References

  1. Dahl, B.T. (Bendt Treschow) (1907). Dansk ordbog for folket. Denmark: [s.n.] p. 591 via HathiTrust.