The bourdon , originally designed to accompany essentially modal music, became simpler as the chalumeaux became more complicated.
In one of his best poems, then, we find such relatively unfamiliar words as apodictic, valency, crenellated, enteric, and bourdon .
Bourdons are always stopped pipes, thus they provide a rather muffled sound.
The hurdy-gurdy consists of two melody strings called chanterelles and four drone strings (the trompette, the mouche, and two bourdons ).
As might reasonably be expected, the manual BOURDONS are made of a much smaller scale than those introduced in the Pedal Organ.
The scale for the Bourdon pipes is the same as the Soubasse pipes except two notes smaller.
These names have all been used denote a Bourdon pitched an octave lower, at 16' or 32'.
Up to four unstopped strings, called bourdons , sound drones.
Bourdons are stopped pipes, that are only half the length of an open pipe of the same pitch.
On the hurdy-gurdy, the drone strings are called bourdons , in contrast to the melody string, which is a chanterelle.