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Bowed string instruments: list of all the most popular musical instruments in this family. Any well-known instrument in the Bowed string instruments instruments family is included along with photos when available. The list you're viewing is made up of many different items, like Ajaeng and Đàn gáo. (63 Items)

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Ajaeng is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Ajaeng Bowed string instrument
The ajaeng is a Korean string instrument. It is a wide zither with strings made of twisted silk, played by means of a slender stick made of forsythia wood, which is scraped against the strings ...more

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Imzad is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Imzad
The imzad is a single-string bowed instrument used by the Tuareg people in Africa. Its body is made out of a calabash or wood which is covered by animal skin. The strings are made from horse ...more

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Bowed string instrument is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
String instrument
Bowed string instruments are a subcategory of string instruments that are played by a bow rubbing the strings. The bow rubbing the string causes vibration which the instrument emits as sound.

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Banhu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Banhu Bowed string instrument
The banhu is a Chinese traditional bowed string instrument in the huqin family of instruments. It is used primarily in northern China. Ban means a piece of wood and hu is short for huqin. Like ...more

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Baryton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Baryton Bowed string instrument, Viol
The baryton is a bowed string instrument which shares some characteristics with instruments of the viol family, distinguished by an extra set of plucked strings. It was in regular use in Europe ...more

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Bazantar is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Bazantar Bowed string instrument
The bazantar is a custom made string instrument invented by musician Mark Deutsch, who worked on the design between 1993 and 1997.

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Bowed psaltery is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Bowed psaltery Aracaic and other bowed string-instruments
The bowed psaltery is a type of psaltery or zither that is played with a bow. In contrast with the centuries-old plucked psaltery, the bowed psaltery appears to be a 20th-century invention.

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Dahu is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Dahu Bowed string instrument
The dahu is a large bowed string instrument from China. It has a large soundbox covered on one end with python skin. Like most other members of the huqin family of instruments, it has two ...more

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Crwth is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Crwth Bowed string instrument
The crwth, also called a crowd or rote, is an archaic stringed musical instrument, associated particularly with Welsh music, once widely played in Europe. Four examples have survived and are to ...more

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Dilrupa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Dilrupa Bowed string instrument
The dilrupa is a bowed musical instrument from India. It is slightly larger than an esraj and has a larger and square resonance box.

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Division viol is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Division viol Bowed string instrument, Viol
The division viol is an English type of bass viol, which was originally popular in the mid-17th century, but is currently experiencing a renaissance of its own due to the movement for ...more

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Diyingehu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Diyingehu Bowed string instrument
The diyingehu is a Chinese bowed string instrument in the huqin family. It was developed by Yang Yusen along with the gehu in the 20th century. It has four strings and is the Chinese equivalent ...more

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Double bass is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Double bass Bass, String instrument, Bowed string instrument
The double bass, or upright bass, also called the string bass, contrabass, bass viol, stand-up bass, bull fiddle or simply bass, is the largest and lowest-pitched bowed string instrument of the ...more

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Erxian is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Erxian Bowed string instrument
The erxian is a Chinese bowed string instrument in the huqin family of instruments. It has two strings and is used primarily in Cantonese music, most often in "hard string" chamber ...more

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Esraj is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Esraj Bowed string instrument, Dilrupa
The esraj is a string instrument found in two forms throughout the north, central, and east regions of India. It is a young instrument by Indian terms, being only about 200 years old. The ...more

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Gadulka is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Gadulka Bowed string instrument
The gadulka is a traditional Bulgarian bowed string instrument. Alternate spellings are "gǎdulka", "gudulka" and "g'dulka". Its name comes from a root meaning ...more

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Gaohu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Gaohu Bowed string instrument
The gaohu is a Chinese bowed string instrument developed from the erhu in the 1920s by the musician and composer Lü Wencheng and used in Cantonese music and Cantonese opera. It belongs to ...more

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Gehu is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Bowed string instrument
The gehu is a Chinese instrument developed in the 20th century by the Chinese musician Yang Yusen. It is a fusion of the Chinese huqin family and the cello. Its four strings are also tuned ...more

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Ghaychak is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Ghaychak Bowed string instrument
Ghaychak or Ghijak is the name of several bowed instruments of Asia.

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Goje is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Goje Bowed string instrument
The goje is one of the many names for a variety of one or two-stringed fiddles from West Africa, almost exclusively played by ethnic groups inhabiting the Sahel and Sudan sparsely vegetated ...more

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Gudok is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Gudok Bowed string instrument
The gudok or hudok is an ancient Eastern Slavic string musical instrument, played with a bow. A gudok usually had three strings, two of them tuned in unison and played as a drone, the third ...more

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Haegeum is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Haegeum Bowed string instrument
The haegeum is a traditional Korean string instrument, resembling a fiddle. It is popularly known as kkangkkangi. It has a rodlike neck, a hollow wooden soundbox, and two silk strings, and is ...more

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Huluhu is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Huluhu Bowed string instrument
The huluhu is a Chinese bowed string instrument in the huqin family of instruments. It has two strings, and its sound box is made from a gourd, with a face made of thin wood. It is used ...more

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Huqin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Huqin Bowed string instrument
Huqin is a family of bowed string instruments, more specifically, a spike fiddle popularly used in Chinese music. The instruments consist of a round, hexagonal, or octagonal sound box at the ...more

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Igil is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Igil Bowed string instrument
An igil is a two-stringed Tuvan musical instrument, played by bowing the strings. The neck and lute-shaped sound box are usually made of a solid piece of pine or larch. The top of the sound box ...more