mouth organ


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mouth organ:

see harmonicaharmonica.
1 The simplest of the musical instruments employing free reeds, known also as the mouth organ or French harp. It was probably invented in 1829 by Friedrich Buschmann of Berlin, who called his instrument the Mundäoline.
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Talent Sandy learned to play mouth organ after contracting polio when a boy
Dad plays his mouth organ and they both enjoy a good singsong."
I could have been you with a tender dusk of heart witnessing the drab dress caught on a chain link fence the lone dogs sniffing an empty street a piece of a mouth organ, no mouth for it.
The pair had a sideline as entertainers with Nel tap-dancing to Dom's mouth organ.
Cate Le Bon @ Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Saturday Winsome Welsh folkie shows off some impressive slide guitar and harp playing (that's the mouth organ I'm talking about, mind - not the big stringy thing).
On a bench in front sat an old man playing a mouth organ.
For example, the mouth organ sent to my other half's 11-year-old son this Christmas would have been x-rayed, intercepted in the hallway, marked `Return to Sender' and fitted with a small but ruthlessly efficient explosive device.
The sounds of these instruments are enhanced by the use of accordion, strings and a damaged mouth organ, producing a somewhat unstable pitch.
Indeed, the deceptively simple "mouth organ" doesn't put major demands on the power and range of our audio equipment, but in the hands of various virtuosi it has an uncanny ability to move us musically.
From another, a mouth organ sticks up as if ready to warble a tune.
Moon Over Guan Mountains evokes the region's ancient Silk Road caravan route and is scored for cello, sheng (Chinese mouth organ), pipa (plucked lute), and tabla (a set of two drums used in North Indian classical music).
The final tableau blended the softly exotic Japanese sho mouth organ with the full orchestra.