Thanks to its mystical sound and unique playing technique, the Jew’s harp is one of the best known traditional folk instruments. The Estonian Jew’s harp dates back to around the beginning of the 13th century – it is from that time that the oldest Jew’s harps from archaeological excavations have been found. The Jew’s harp is often seen as a novelty instrument or children’s toy because of how easy it is to make music with it. In reality, however, proper use of this solo instrument requires careful technique, masters of which used to perform at even the largest of weddings and village parties.
In the workshop, we will:
- talk about the history of the Jew’s harp;
- learn to make sounds with the Jew’s harp;
- learn various beginner techniques to make music;
- learn a few songs or accompaniments and play them together at the end of the workshop.
Duration: 1–1.5 h
Group size: up to 15 people
Target group: school-age children, adults
10 people = €215, or €195 with our loyalty card
11 people = €220, or €200 with our loyalty card
12 people = €225, or €205 with our loyalty card
13 people = €230, or €210 with our loyalty card
14 people = €235, or €215 with our loyalty card
15 people = €240, or €220 with our loyalty card