Sunday, December 01, 2013

Viola organista made by Sławomir Zubrzycki

This instrument was based on an idea first proposed by Leonardo Da Vinci. People had produced versions over the centuries, but none had survived in playable state.  Starting in 2009, Sławomir Zubrzycki created the harpsichord-shaped, bowed, stringed instrument he plays in the video above.

There is a big difference between having an idea for an invention and reducing it to practice.

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Incidentally, I played this YouTube video using my laptop computer via Chromecast on my TV )for the better sound). I hope Da Vinci would have appreciated that possibility.

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