Finally, the chordophones
are instruments in which the sound is made by the vibration of strings, as in folk harp, zithers, violins, pianos.
are represented here only by two examples of cellos.
No other chordophones
are attested in ancient Israel/ Palestine for this period.
Sebastian Virdung and Martin Agricola in the sixteenth century divided the families into three major categories (further divided into four subcategories): chordophones
(with keyboards, without keyboards, fretted and unfretted), aerophones (subdivided further as with finger holes, without finger holes, blown by bellows), and idiophones.
Coptic lutes" are chordophones
with a long neck and a relatively small body, dating from Egypt's late antiquity (third to ninth centuries A.
Similarly, when browsing musical instruments, the first screen displays the four categories of the Sachs-Hornbostel classification--aerophones, chordophones
, idiophones, and membranophones--supplemented by "vocalizations" and "electronic" instruments; subsequent screens display instrument families, and then specific instruments for each family.