The instruments you see here are some of the most popular stringed instruments in Tudor times. They were used to accompany singers, played as solo instruments, or played in groups.
Match the instruments below to their descriptions!
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Harp: This was smaller than the harp we know today, with fewer strings.
Citole: This instrument had a fretted neck and wire strings which were plucked.
Viol: This fretted instrument is similar to the modern violin, although it was played
with the instrument resting between the legs of the player.
Hurdy Gurdy: This unusual instrument was played by turning a small wheel with one hand
while the other hand pressed down on the strings to adjust their pitch.
Psaltery: This was played sitting down with the instrument placed on the player’s lap.
Two feather quills were used to pluck at the strings - one in each hand.
Rebec: This instrument was pear-shaped and usually just had four strings. It was played
with a bow.