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Lur (alphorn)

This instrument is made from two hollowed-out wooden pieces which are fastened together and twined with birch bark. The lur can be between 1 and 2 meters long, and is played using the same technique as for a brass instrument.

The lur is another traditional instrument that uses the overtone scale, and is a type of trumpet without finger holes.
It is closely connected with high mountain summer dairy farming, and doubtless has roots from medieval times. The lur was used primarily for communication, either from people to animals or from person to person.



 


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