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Hurdy Gurdy a Musical Instrument

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    Posted: 06-Aug-2018 at 09:29
The hurdy gurdy is a musical instrument, or more precisely, a string instrument, that traces its origin to the Middle Ages of Europe. The hurdy gurdy was initially used to play sacred music, before being adapted to play popular and folk music. Later on, its status was elevated even further when it gained favor for a time at the French court. Eventually, the hurdy gurdy’s popularity declined, and it became a musical instrument that many would not have heard of. In recent times, however, the hurdy gurdy is enjoying a sort of revival, both in Europe, and in North America.
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The Hurdy Gurdy has long been confused with the street musicians known as "organ grinders".  It has also been used as a derogatory term for some forms of music.

It was also misunderstood as an instrument that could be played by almost anyone. Over the years it has been misused to describe less than legitimate persons, "Hurdy Gurdy Man" comes to mind.
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