PalmosInstruments

Ancient Greek Instruments

Athens, Greece | 3 Sales

PalmosInstruments

Ancient Greek Instruments

Athens, Greece 3 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (2)

Announcement    Workshop
The citizens of ancient Greece, mentioning the term music, meant that complex art, which included the melody, the movement, dance and the lyrics (poetry). Her role was important in every social event such as religious ceremonies, weddings, funerals, athletic competitions, dramatic games, gyms, as well as in the war and in most other daily activities.
But beyond the effect on body and spirit, the ancient Greeks thought it was very important to the soul. Plato and Aristotle, in their quest for a theoretical approach to the psychosomatic effect of music, highlighted the "power of music". The educational and therapeutic value of music is indisputable. As an element of culture, it was not just a form of art and self-expression, but also a structural element in education, inextricably linked with virtue and philosophy.
So, based on the philosophy of Ancient Greeks on music, we began an effort to reconstruct some instruments used by our ancestors in their musical education. "Palmos" workshop is active since 2011, trying to reconstruct instruments that are faithful copies of ancient Greek. The sources from which we draw information are mainly philosophical and historical texts as well as images on vases.
The constructions of our instruments are made in the way and materials that were probably used at that time. No modern intervention has been made to improve the sound or the appearance of the instruments. The materials are provided by nature, so it also defines their shape and size. What we use is tortoiseshells, goat horns, goatskin, cowhide straps and woods sprouting on Greek soil. At this point, we must clarify and emphasize that no animals were killed for the construction of our instruments. Tortoise shells have been found and harvested in wooded areas broken and reassembled.

Cases
All instruments cases are handmade and consist of thick cardboard, laminated fabric or leather (on request), metallic yarns, braces and fasteners, leather handle and inside are lined with insulating material to protect the instrument. Provides the necessary protection to the instrument during transport. Each one is exclusively designed for the intended instrument.

Check out our workshop and instruments, as well as the way we make them here:
http://www.palmosmusic.com/

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Last updated on Jan 6, 2018

Workshop
The citizens of ancient Greece, mentioning the term music, meant that complex art, which included the melody, the movement, dance and the lyrics (poetry). Her role was important in every social event such as religious ceremonies, weddings, funerals, athletic competitions, dramatic games, gyms, as well as in the war and in most other daily activities.
But beyond the effect on body and spirit, the ancient Greeks thought it was very important to the soul. Plato and Aristotle, in their quest for a theoretical approach to the psychosomatic effect of music, highlighted the "power of music". The educational and therapeutic value of music is indisputable. As an element of culture, it was not just a form of art and self-expression, but also a structural element in education, inextricably linked with virtue and philosophy.
So, based on the philosophy of Ancient Greeks on music, we began an effort to reconstruct some instruments used by our ancestors in their musical education. "Palmos" workshop is active since 2011, trying to reconstruct instruments that are faithful copies of ancient Greek. The sources from which we draw information are mainly philosophical and historical texts as well as images on vases.
The constructions of our instruments are made in the way and materials that were probably used at that time. No modern intervention has been made to improve the sound or the appearance of the instruments. The materials are provided by nature, so it also defines their shape and size. What we use is tortoiseshells, goat horns, goatskin, cowhide straps and woods sprouting on Greek soil. At this point, we must clarify and emphasize that no animals were killed for the construction of our instruments. Tortoise shells have been found and harvested in wooded areas broken and reassembled.

Cases
All instruments cases are handmade and consist of thick cardboard, laminated fabric or leather (on request), metallic yarns, braces and fasteners, leather handle and inside are lined with insulating material to protect the instrument. Provides the necessary protection to the instrument during transport. Each one is exclusively designed for the intended instrument.

Check out our workshop and instruments, as well as the way we make them here:
http://www.palmosmusic.com/

Giorgos Nikas

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Giorgos Nikas

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(2)
  • Takemoto Keiko on Oct 31, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    Thank you so much.
    It was so beautiful work same as before.
    I am very grateful to know the instruments.
    I am going to take lots of care.

  • Takemoto Keiko on Sep 18, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    It didn't take long to decide to order since I found your beautiful instrument through Etsy.
    I have never seen this traditional type of instruments before and I was so happy to find them.
    All transaction was so smooth and I appreciate your kindness.
    Thank you so much again.

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We reconstruct ancient greek instruments based on surviving historical sources.

The citizens of ancient Greece, mentioning the term music, meant that complex art, which included the melody, the movement, dance and the lyrics (poetry). Her role was important in every social event such as religious ceremonies, weddings, funerals, athletic competitions, dramatic games, gyms, as well as in the war and in most other daily activities.
But beyond the effect on body and spirit, the ancient Greeks thought it was very important to the soul. Plato and Aristotle, in their quest for a theoretical approach to the psychosomatic effect of music, highlighted the "power of music". The educational and therapeutic value of music is indisputable. As an element of culture, it was not just a form of art and self-expression, but also a structural element in education, inextricably linked with virtue and philosophy.
So, based on the philosophy of Ancient Greeks on music, we began an effort to reconstruct some instruments used by our ancestors in their musical education. "Palmos" workshop is active since 2011, trying to reconstruct instruments that are exact copies of ancient Greek. The sources from which we draw information are mainly philosophical and historical texts as well as images on vases.
The constructions of our instruments are made in the way and materials that were probably used at that time. No modern intervention has been made to improve the sound or the appearance of the instruments. The materials are provided by nature, so it also defines their shape and size. What we use is tortoiseshells, goat horns, goatskin, cowhide straps and woods sprouting on Greek soil. At this point, we must clarify and emphasize that no animals were killed for the construction of our instruments. Tortoise shells have been found and harvested in wooded areas broken and reassembled.

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  • Giorgos Nikas

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    "Palmos" workshop is active since 2011, trying to reconstruct instruments that are exatct copies of ancient Greek ones. The sources from which we draw information are mainly philosophical and historical texts as well as images on vases.

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