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📌 Barrel piano also called street piano, stringed musical instrument in which a simple pianoforte ꂬtion is worked by a pinned barrel turned with a crank, rather than by a keyboard mechanism. It is associated primarily with street musicians and is believed to have been developed in London early in the 19th century. The centre of its manufacture later moved to Italy. ��rrel organ, musical instrument in which a pinned barrel turned by a handle raises levers, admitting wind to one or more ranks of organ pipes; the handle simultaneously actuates the bellows. Ten or more tunes can be set on one barrel. Barrel organs are valuable because they preserve old styles of musical ornamentation. They reached a peak of popularity in the late 18th and early 19th centuries; some played the psalms in village churches until well into the 20th century. They are sometimes confused with other handle-operated street instruments, including the barrel piano and the hurdy-gurdy. #visitgreece #lefkada #greece #greece_moments #greeceismorethanacountry #summeringreece #summer #museum #musພ #culture #greekculture #oldfashion #barrelpiano #barrelorgan #music #instrument #streetpiano #musician.
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