mouth bow


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Noun1.mouth bow - a small lyre-shaped musical instrument that is placed between the teeth and played by twanging a wire tongue while changing the shape of the mouth cavitymouth bow - a small lyre-shaped musical instrument that is placed between the teeth and played by twanging a wire tongue while changing the shape of the mouth cavity
musical instrument, instrument - any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds
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Once I had my mind made up that I was going to start hunting with this new mouth bow, I set goals of perfect practice.
"She comes along with me when I sing and waits at the side of the stage for me." She added: "I really want to be an actress because I'm a little bit of a drama queen, but I would also love to be a singer or dancer." Also hoping to impress were West Country duo 2TONIC - Andy Boddington and Mark Richardson - who had travelled up from Plymouth to audition their unique '70s folk rock double act featuring odd musical instruments like the mouth bow. Andy said: "Every time we play people say 'You should be on Britain's Got Talent,' so, after spending five years playing live and hearing the same thing, we've decided to listen to our audience and audition."
Among the peculiar items at Atticus Music are Japanese jaw harps, mukurris, kazoos, zazobos, wazoogles, nose whistles and a 15,000-yearold mouth bow - believed to be the oldest-ever musical instrument, first represented in ancient cave paintings.