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Bowed string instruments - Instruments in This Family

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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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    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 up until the end of the 18th century....  more
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  • The bazantar is a custom made string instrument invented by musician Mark Deutsch, who worked on the design between 1993 and 1997....  more
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  • 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....  more
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  • 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 strings and is held vertically. The instrument is generally pitched one octave below the erhu, and is considerably larger than the erhu. Its name derives from the Chinese word for "large", and the word hú. Its bridge is often placed somewhat above the center of the snakeskin to avoid stretching the skin. The dahu was developed for orchestral use in the 1930s as the tenor member of the erhu family, but by the late 20th century it had largely fallen into disuse. Part of the reason for this is that it is...  more
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