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

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Sarinda (chordophone): A bowed instrument with three main playing steel strings.
Stringed chordophones are represented here only by two examples of cellos.
In the Archaic and Classical periods a number of texts indicate that the [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] was a plucked chordophone with many strings, characterized by the playing of octave concords or the echoing of the melody at octave intervals.
Oladipo noted that a lot was learnt about acquiring knowledge as regards other people's culture and tradition, while classifying musical instruments in Africa into four typologies: the membranophones which are based on membranes (drums); the chordophones based on strings; the aerophones that are dependent on blowing the air and Idiophone which makes music by striking and shaking nature.
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.
The zoolophone is an idiophone--an instrument that produces sound through its own vibration rather than employing strings (chordophones), columns of air (aerophones), or membranes (membranophones).
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.
In a departure from conventional ethnomusicology definitions - which tend to group all instruments in types such as bells (metallophones) that are rung, drums (membranophones) that are struck, stringed instruments (chordophones) that are plucked, scraped or bowed, and horns and flutes (aerophones) that are blown - author Lucie Rault presents her study in five chapters entitled The Voices of Nature, The Body as Instrument, Religious and Ritual Uses, Instruments within Society and Giving Matter a Soul.
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.