Based on the 15th century instrument, Ugears developed a detailed mechanical model of a medieval instrument. In its composite form, the model looks like a modern relative of the original prototype and preserves the aesthetic identity of the ancient instrument.
This attractive and educational wooden model has a very detailed body in romantic style and transforms the assembly into an exciting game and gives you an unforgettable, fascinating building process, lots of fun playing a self-built musical instrument and hours of interesting and pleasant leisure.
To play the melody in Hardy-Hardy, the main (melody) string is used. Burdon (bass) string sets the background music. Six keys correspond to six notes of the octave and the seventh (open) note is played by freely rotating the wheel in contact with the open melody string. This seventh open note in the tabs for playing Hardy-Hardy is marked 0.
When you turn the tuning pegs, the Burdon (bass) string is set to the main string or in a melodic interval (quarter, fifth, octave). The kit contains small rosin pieces for lubricating the wheel, which improve the sound of the instrument.
Hardy-Hardy by Ugears is a fully-fledged musical instrument. It is easy to play melodies in any style - from folk to modern. The artist begins to turn the handle and produces a monophonic sound. By pressing the keys the musician presses on the main string and changes its length and thus the pitch of the sound (melodies). The "Hurdy-Gurdy" set also contains tabs (tablature) for beginners.
In a separate section of the ugearsmodels.com website you will also find tabs, installation and configuration recommendations, examples of playing on Hurdy Gurdy and music lessons while playing on this unique medieval instrument.
The Ugears Hurdy-Gurdy brings you an unforgettable hour of leisure time together, which unites people of different age groups. Put this wonderful musical instrument together with your own hands and you can arrange a family party with an unusual musical accompaniment or simply sing your favorite tune to a close person playing Hurdy Gurdy solo, duet, trio or quartet.
Number of components: 292
Construction time: Approx. 4-5 hours…more