Category:Lira da gamba

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Lira da gamba (or Lirone), bass instrument of lira family, is a bowed string instrument with between 9 and 16 gut strings, and generally a fretted neck. It is essentially a larger version of the lira da braccio, which has a wide fingerboard, flat bridge, and leaf-shaped pegbox with frontal pegs, according to Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. When played it is held between the legs in the manner of a cello or viol (viola da gamba).

It was primarily used in Italy during the (late) 16th and (early) 17th centuries to provide continuo or harmony for the accompaniment of vocal music.

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