Gordon – hit-cello

Gordon – hit-cello

In some regions the small bass, cel or gordon (Hungarian: gardon), strings were hit with a stick to give a more percussive sound for fast dances. This continues in a few locations in the Carpathian mountains on the border of Transylvania and Moldavia where the technique is to pluck the string with the left hand and use a stick in the right hand. Gordon player near Bicaz, county of Neamț, Moldavia, photo taken 2003.

Published on 27th June 2018, last modified on 28th June 2018