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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
Bowed string instrument 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
Gehu 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

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Jinghu is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Jinghu Bowed string instrument The jinghu is a Chinese bowed string instrument in the huqin family, used primarily in Beijing opera. It is the smallest and highest pitched instrument in the huqin family.

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Jouhikko is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Jouhikko Bowed string instrument The jouhikko is a traditional, 2 or 3 stringed bowed lyre, from Finland and Karelia. Its strings are traditionally of horsehair. The playing of this instrument died out in the early 20th century ...more

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Kemenche is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Kemenche Bowed string instrument The Kemençe of the Black Sea is a bottle-shaped bowed lute found in the Black Sea region of Turkey (Pontus) and adjacent Armenian and Georgian peopled lands. It is also known as the ...more

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Laruan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Laruan Bowed string instrument The lāruǎn is a relatively new Chinese string instrument blending the acoustics of the ruan with that of the Western cello. Its larger counterpart is the dalaruan, which corresponds to the ...more

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Leiqin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Leiqin Bowed string instrument The leiqin is a Chinese bowed string musical instrument.

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Lirone is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Lirone Bowed string instrument The lirone is the bass member of the lira family of instruments that was popular in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. It is a bowed string instrument with between 9 and 16 gut strings and ...more

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Lyra viol is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Lyra viol Viol The lyra viol is a small bass viol, used primarily in England in the seventeenth century. While the instrument itself differs little physically from the standard consort viol, there is a large ...more

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Maguhu is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Maguhu Bowed string instrument The maguhu is a Chinese bowed string instrument in the huqin family of musical instruments. It has two strings and its sound box is made from the femur bone of a horse. The front end of the ...more

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Masenqo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Masenqo Bowed string instrument The masenqo is a single-stringed bowed lute commonly found in the musical traditions of Ethiopia and Eritrea. As with the krar, this instrument is used by Ethiopian minstrels called azmaris . ...more

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Morin khuur is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Morin khuur Bowed string instrument The morin khuur, also known as horsehead fiddle, is a traditional Mongolian bowed stringed instrument. It is one of the most important musical instruments of the Mongol people, and is considered ...more

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Nyckelharpa is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Nyckelharpa Bowed string instrument, Aracaic and other bowed string-instruments A nyckelharpa is a traditional Swedish musical instrument. It is a string instrument or chordophone. Its keys are attached to tangents which, when a key is depressed, serve as frets to change ...more

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Octobass is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Octobass Bowed string instrument The octobass is an extremely large bowed string instrument that was first built around 1850 in Paris by the French luthier Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume. It has three strings, and is essentially a ...more

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Psalmodicon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Psalmodicon Bowed string instrument The psalmodicon is typically a single-stringed musical instrument, developed in Scandinavia for simplifying music in churches and schools, and providing an alternative to the fiddle for sacred ...more

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Rebab is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Rebab Bowed string instrument The rebab is a type of a bowed string instrument so named no later than the 8th century and spread via Islamic trading routes over much of North Africa, the Middle East, parts of Europe, and the ...more

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Rebec is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Rebec Bowed string instrument The rebec is a bowed stringed instrument of the Renaissance era. In its most common form, it has a narrow boat-shaped body and 1-5 strings. Played on the arm or under the chin, the technique and ...more

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Sarangi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Sarangi Bowed string instrument The sarangi is a folk Nepalese string instrument, also very popular a folk musical instrument in Northeast India. Unlike the classical Indian sarangi which has many sympathetic strings which are ...more

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Sarangi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Sarangi Bowed string instrument The sārangī is a bowed, short-necked string instrument from South Asia which is used in Hindustani classical music. It is said to most resemble the sound of the human voice – able to imitate ...more

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Sarinda is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Sarinda Bowed string instrument A sarinda is a stringed Indian and Nepali folk musical instrument similar to lutes or fiddles. It is played with a bow and has between three and thirty strings depending on the region. The ...more

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Saw sam sai is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Saw sam sai Bowed string instrument The saw sam sai is a traditional bowed string instrument of Thailand. Its body is made from a special type of coconut covered on one end with animal skin, and it has three silk strings. ...more

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Sihu is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Sihu Bowed string instrument The sihu is a Chinese bowed string instrument with four strings. It is a member of the huqin family of instruments.

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Tro is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Tro Bowed string instrument Tro is the generic name for traditional bowed string instruments in Cambodia. Instruments in this family include the two-stringed tro u, tro sau toch, tro sau thom, and tro che, as well as the ...more

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Tromba marina is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Tromba marina Bowed string instrument A tromba marina, or marine trumpet is a triangular bowed string instrument used in medieval and Renaissance Europe that was highly popular in the 15th century in England and survived into the ...more

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Vertical viola is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Vertical viola Violin, Viola, Bowed string instrument The vertical viola, or alto violin, is a stringed instrument with the range of a viola that is played vertically in the manner of a cello. It is the fourth-highest member of the violin octet. ...more

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Vielle is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Vielle Bowed string instrument The vielle is a European bowed stringed instrument used in the Medieval period, similar to a modern violin but with a somewhat longer and deeper body, five gut strings, and a leaf-shaped pegbox ...more

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Viol is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family
Viol Bowed string instrument The viol or viola da gamba is any one of a family of bowed, fretted and stringed musical instruments that first appeared in Spain in the mid to late 15th century and was most popular in the ...more