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  • The rhythm guitar is played using a distinct percussive technique, "la pompe", that essentially replaces the drums; however, in Eastern gypsy jazz, rhythm section is most likely covered by one or two cymbaloms, or (less frequently) a cymbalom and an acoustic guitar (the cymbalom accompaniment technique is called in Romanian "ţiitură").

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • Raspoutine and the Tziganes group Urs Karpatz, complete with cymbalom. - Photown News


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  • cymbalom - Hammered dulcimer with many different names. There are actually oriental versions. Sizes range from small trapezoidal table top instruments through large self-standing concert grand Romanian/Hungarian instruments. A predecessor of the Piano Forte. The so called 'Appalachian Dulcimer' has no true relation to this one. It is one of many misnamed instruments.

    September 17, 2008