Monochord
(MOE-noe-kord)


[Eng.]


An ancient instrument used for performing and teaching as well as tuning and experimentation. The monochord is said to have been invented by Pythagoras. It consists of a single string stretched between two fixed bridges. A third, movable bridge is placed between the two fixed bridges which can adjust the length of the vibrating string, thus changing the pitch produced by plucking the string.


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