chordophone


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a stringed instrument of the group including harps, lutes, lyres, and zithers

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Stringed chordophones are represented here only by two examples of cellos.
But it does not remain confined to the chordophone category, for in the Imperial period it frequently signifies a panpipe.
Often the most interesting information on the CD-ROM is found by accident - for example, that given for the plucked chordophone called the krar, also known as the kissar, tambira, kisir, obukano, and nyatiti.
Years in the making, The Banjo is filled with research and anecdotes, moving from the history and distribution of diverse African chordophones through their widespread Caribbean descendants and on to their North American counterparts and performers.
To categorize instruments, I employ the modern classification system (Hornbostel and Sachs), which classifies all instruments into four main categories according to the way in which sound is produced: aerophones, idiophones, membranophones and chordophones.
In choosing the lute, Ciabattoni argues, Dante was well aware of its humble role among the chordophones as an instrument of Arabic origin, mostly used for popular entertainment; thus, the lute becomes a comic counterpart of the nobler cetra evoked in Paradiso in association with the eagle formed by the blessed (Par.
No other chordophones are attested in ancient Israel/ Palestine for this period.
The author chose to organize the organology section by first addressing general, historical, and regional studies of Spanish instruments, followed with the organological divisions of aerophones, chordophones, idiophones, and membranophones.