The organetto was one of the most popular
instruments of the thirteenth through sixteenth centuries. Relatively light
in weight, the instrument, when equipped with a sling, could be carried
about and played in religious processions.
The player provides his own wind supply by
pumping a bellows made of sheepskin and wood with his left hand while
playing a button type keyboard of approximately two octaves with his right
hand. Because of its limited air supply, the organetto could only play one
note at a time.
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