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Making musical instruments is most definitely an art.  Learn how to build almost any type of instrument on MIMF.

Making musical instruments is most definitely an art. Learn how to build almost any type of instrument on MIMF.

The đàn gáo ("coconut shell lute") is a bowed string instrument, a part of the traditional Vietnamese orchestra. It is similar to the đàn hồ.[1] The instrument originated from South Viet Nam, and is used in entertainment contexts. It can be played alone, as part of an orchestra, or to accompany cải lương (Vietnamese folk opera). Tập tin:Dangao.jpg

The đàn gáo ("coconut shell lute") is a bowed string instrument, a part of the traditional Vietnamese orchestra. It originated in South Viet Nam. It can be played alone, as part of an orchestra, or to accompany cải lương (Vietnamese folk opera).

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West African Instruments and Music #kora @Steelasophical

This is a traditional tribal instrument called a Kora, that is commonly used in West Africa.

Sasando, traditional musical instrument from the Rote Islands - Indonesia

Sasando, traditional musical instrument from the Rote Islands - Indonesia

Indonesia - Java - Wonosobo - Gallery Hotel Kresna Wonosobo - Gamelan.A gamelan is a musical ensemble from Indonesia, typically from the islands of Bali or Java, featuring a variety of instruments such as metallophones, xylophones, drums and gongs; bamboo flutes, bowed and plucked strings. Visit wiki for more information.

Indonesia - Java - Wonosobo - Gallery Hotel Kresna Wonosobo - Gamelan.A gamelan is a musical ensemble from Indonesia, typically from the islands of Bali or Java, featuring a variety of instruments such as metallophones, xylophones, drums and gongs; bamboo flutes, bowed and plucked strings. Visit wiki for more information.

Wood Carving 14" Xylophone Thai Ethnic Traditional Music Gamelan Instrument | eBay

Buy Bongo Drums (Tunable, Natural Heads and Curved Rims). Lovely instrument to play and they look great too.

Tambo, traditional musical instruments of Aceh

Tambo is a traditional musical instrument of Aceh. Tambo iboh made of sticks, cow leather, and rattan as a tool peregang skin.

fiddledeedee................

I believe this young lady is playing a Nyckelharpa - (A traditional medieval Swedish instrument that literally means "keyed fiddle".

Kithara:  "I searched the hall and found Matthew's father by the fireside, tuning an instrument with seven strings.  Matthew told me it was a kithara.....Philippe plucked the strings, eliciting a shower of sound.  "And just like all men, heroes fall in love."  His strumming continued, lulling the audience into the rhythms of his story."  SoN ARC page 177

The kithara was the premier musical instrument of ancient Rome and was played both in popular music and in serious forms of music.

This James Jones 2 1/2 Octave Alto Bowed Psaltery has a Cherry back and sides with Redwood soundboard, Paduak bridge, Curly Maple pin block, and Star Sound hole.

This James Jones 2 Octave Alto Bowed Psaltery has a Cherry back and sides with Redwood soundboard, Paduak bridge, Curly Maple pin block, and Star Sound hole.