About the Cittern

It is similar to the mandolin and guitar and is often played in folk music styles. The instrument has a pear-shaped body with a flat top and back and a long neck. It typically has four or five courses of strings that are played by plucking with a plectrum or pick. While the cittern has a long history, it experienced a revival in the 20th century, particularly in the folk music scenes of the United States and United Kingdom. Today, the cittern remains popular among musicians who appreciate its unique sound and versatility.


Explore the captivating sounds of the Cittern in this course trailer, showcasing the instrument's rich heritage.

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