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A theorbo

The theorbo is a musical instrument. It is played by plucking the strings with one hand. Another hand presses the strings. This changes the pitch. It is a lute with a longer neck. It has an extra set of bass strings. This gives the theorbo a bigger range of notes to play. It was used to play basso continuo parts in the baroque period. It was also played as a solo instrument.

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  • Harwood, Ian; Spencer, Robert; Tyler, James (2001). "Theorbo". Grove Music Online. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.27808. Retrieved 21 April 2022.