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Old 01-26-2019, 02:04 PM   #1
Michael Kazmierski Dunn
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Default Zampogna article on Wikipedia is far too vague

Hi everyone,
So, if anyone can do me this favor that would be appreciated.
The Wikipedia article in English about the Zampogna is absolutely and ridiculously vague. Likewise, the Italian Wikipedia about the instrument discusses in twentyfold greater detail about the various instruments and the differences between one another. Not to mention, the Italian online pages also go into much greater detail than the English Wikipedia. I feel that the English wikipedia is keeping everything a real secret and that English people shouldn't know about these fascinating instruments.
Anybody who is on Wikipedia from this forum I'd love to provide you with the information the English Wikipedia article absolutely needs. In fact, I've written an article about these Italian instruments to make more and more pipers aware of the almost extinct yet amazing Italian pipes, and ultimately to entice more and more pipers to take it up. Of course, though, since I've written the article from a personal standpoint, obviously the personal fluff needs to be taken out and formatted just like a regular article in no real point of view (i.e., third person, perhaps would be the best way to describe).
To help get things started I've provided a link to the article I've written. Again, it's absolutely far from finished but I'm hoping this will assist others to see about making the Wikipedia article a lot less vague and properly detailed as the Italian one is. Note further that I do not speak Italian: all the research I did was originally from Italian pages and all of which were translated into English by Google Translate. So, as an American, I know quite a bit more about the zampogna and its players than most of us. Even so, I know of ... Maria Varali! Anybody heard of her before I mentioned her? ... um... nobody... ...and Denise Leigh... the blind opera singer with THE BEST VOICE IN THE WORLD, not to digress... nobody I know of has ever heard of Denise either.
Lastly I know I haven't gathered the links to cite the sources yet. I'll do that when I have time. But, importantly, all of them were in Italian and I translated them with Google Translator, so other Wikipedia users may think that everything is written from this strange Italian knowitall, I'm afraid.
If anybody is willing to do me a favor and assist me with this, that would be greatly appreciated. I seriously do not want English speakers to be absolutely left in the dust about the zampogna, and they almost know nothing thanks to the brevity of this Wikipedia article. Seriously it needs to be more detailed than it is now.
Not to brag or bother anybody... but thanks, and good luck.
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