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[[File:063Wintringham.gif|thumb|250px|[[Herman Wintringham]] playing the lute.]]
 
[[File:063Wintringham.gif|thumb|250px|[[Herman Wintringham]] playing the lute.]]
 
'''Lute''' can refer generally to any plucked string instrument with a neck (either fretted or unfretted) and a deep round back, or more specifically to an instrument from the family of European lutes.
 
'''Lute''' can refer generally to any plucked string instrument with a neck (either fretted or unfretted) and a deep round back, or more specifically to an instrument from the family of European lutes.
The European ''lute'' and the modern Near-Eastern ''oud'' both descend from a common ancestor via diverging evolutionary paths. The lute is used in a great variety of instrumental music from the early Renaissance to the late Baroque eras. It is also an accompanying instrument, especially in vocal works, often realizing a basso continuo or playing a written-out accompaniment.
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The European ''lute'' and the modern Near-Eastern ''oud'' both descend from a common ancestor via diverging evolutionary paths. The lute is used in a great variety of instrumental music from the early Renaissance to the late Baroque eras. It is also an accompanying instrument, especially in vocal works, often realising a basso continuo or playing a written-out accompaniment.
 
[[Herman Wintringham]] used a lute when playing.
 
[[Herman Wintringham]] used a lute when playing.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]] {{FWC}}''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]'' {{FWC}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' {{Comment|Unnamed}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' {{C|Unnamed}}
 
*''[[Chocolate Frog Cards|Famous Wizard Card]]''
 
*''[[Chocolate Frog Cards|Famous Wizard Card]]''
 
 
[[Category:Musical instruments]]
 
[[Category:Musical instruments]]

Revision as of 19:55, June 29, 2012

063Wintringham

Herman Wintringham playing the lute.

Lute can refer generally to any plucked string instrument with a neck (either fretted or unfretted) and a deep round back, or more specifically to an instrument from the family of European lutes. The European lute and the modern Near-Eastern oud both descend from a common ancestor via diverging evolutionary paths. The lute is used in a great variety of instrumental music from the early Renaissance to the late Baroque eras. It is also an accompanying instrument, especially in vocal works, often realising a basso continuo or playing a written-out accompaniment. Herman Wintringham used a lute when playing.

Appearances

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