Pictured above is the psallmelodikon, with its inventor Johannes Weinrich. Weinrich, a writer and shoemaker from Heiligenstadt, Germany, was awarded a patent for his instrument in 1828. The psallmelodikon consisted of a brass tube about a foot long, with six fingerholes and 20 keys and a set of silver alloy free reeds that gave a range of just over two chromatic octaves.
A Brief History of Mouth Blown Free Reed Instruments
What Is A Free Reed?
Origins Of The Free Reed
Eastern Free Reed Instruments
A Selective Discography Of Asian Free Reed Instruments
Western Free Reed Instruments
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