Medicine Head perform on Top Of The Pops in 1973, with, top right, John Fiddler on guitar and vocals and Peter Hope-Evans on Jew's harp
The stark Jew's harp
that is his "break" simply adds a raw poignancy to a question that is as simple and basic as Cohen himself is becoming as he matures in grace to be a wizened sage for our time.
End blown and side blown wooden flutes, clay ocarina, metal and wooden Jew's harps
, traditional lutes called komuz and upright bowl fiddles combine to create layered musical textures.
OF all the unconventional instruments introduced into pop music in the Sixties - harpsichord and sitar, dulcimer and mellotron - one of the most unusual is surely the Jew's harp
He uses strummed and picked banjo, Jew's harp
and shruti box to create some startling music and poetry - much of it to cherish.
Michael Wright's study of the Jew's harp
in the law is also a ground-breaking piece, unearthing the association of what in past centuries was an extraordinarily popular musical instrument with criminal wrongdoing.
IT'S more than 40 years since Chicago jazzman Claude McKin recorded this unique jew's harp
cocktail jazz classic.
Prior to the nineteenth century, written references to the Jew's harp
are scarce and mention of named players is extremely rare.
On That Day is Cohen's response to 9/11, a two minute hoedown replete with Jew's Harp
redolent of Who By Fire.
Judge Gareth Davies: I play the Jew's harp
, ride a motorcycle and type at 95 words per minute.
However, GLASS HARMONICA could be subclassed as a percussion instrument, HURDY-GURDY as a stringed instrument, and JEW'S HARP
as an equivalent term for mouth harmonica, or harmonica, a wind instrument.
The instruments represented range from the conventional bassoon, flute, harp, harpsichord, lute, lyre, organ, oboe, trumpet, and violin, to the more humble (and even improvised) bagpipe, bladder and string, hurdy-gurdy, jew's harp
, marrowbones and cleaver, and salt box--some of these last used less in conventional than in rough music.