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Mouth Bow-This simple one string bow is likely the oldest stringed instrument in the world. It is still played in the Southern Mountains today. Many old-timers simply used a stick with a string made of cat gut.

The tuner and the guitar string are a modern adaptation. To play, put one end of the stick across the edge of you mouth, pluck the string and move your lips from a wide "O" shape to a small "o" shape. This will make higher and lower pitched notes.

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