World Music Glossaries: Instruments
Bajo Sexto - Mexican 12-stringed bass guitar.
Bodhran - Irish frame drum.
Didgeridoo - Australian wind instrument that plays a dron on E or E flat, traditionally
made out of a log hollowed by ants.
Doumbek - Middle Eastern goblet drum; also known as Doumbec, Dumbeg, Derbeki, Darbouka and Tabla. Comes in different sizes.
Erhu - Two-stringed Chinese instrument played with a bow.
Guzheng - Chinese plucked zither.
Koto - Japanese traditional zither.
Mbira - African "thumb piano"; a keyed percussion instrument found on the Ivory Coast.
Sarod - A fretless lute used in Indian Classical Music.
Saz - Turkish long-necked lute.
Shakuhachi - Traditional Japanese bamboo flute.
Sitar - An Indian lute.
Tiple - Small Columbian guitar.
Tin Whistle - Wind instrument that characterizes Celtic music. The Tin Whistle
comes in a variety of keys, but is mostly known for the standard "D" tuning.
Pipa - Four-stringed Chinese lute.
Ukelele - Four-stringed Hawaiian instrument; mostly know for its smallest version but comes in a variety of different sizes.