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    • (N. Amer Drum)

    • This is a two-headed cylindrical drum, probably from Cochiti Pueblo, NM. The body is hewn from a single piece of lightweight and light colored wood, probably pine. The surface has been sanded smooth. The heads are cowhide. They are stretched...
    • North America
    • algoza

    • This trumpet is a simple bamboo tube 98 cm long and 3 cm in diameter. The slightly larger proximal end is rounded off to form the mouthpiece. Three fingerholes are grouped near the center of the pipe and a fourth lies farther down. The player...
    • India
    • ananda lahari

    • This is a one-string tension-controlled plucked chordophone. It consists of a goblet-shaped gourd with both ends cut off, the larger covered with a thin membrane. The membrane is glued on and the gourd is finished in red lacquer. A length of gut...
    • India
    • angklung

    • This is a tuned frame rattle made of bamboo and rattan. It is one instrument from a set of four or five, each providing one note of the scale. The base of the frame is made of a bamboo tube about 4 cm (1.5 in.) in diameter. Three bamboo sticks...
    • Bali
    • baglama saz

    • This is a long-necked fretted lute with a tear-drop shaped body and seven strings, arranged in two double courses and one triple course. The lowest course has one thin wire string paired with a wound string sounding the octave below. The middle...
    • Turkey
    • balanji; balafon

    • This is a fixed-key or frame xylophone with a gourd resonator underneath each key. The frame is an open box in a three-dimensional trapezoid shape, larger in both height and width at one end, tapering to the other, reflecting the graded sizes of...
    • Sierra Leone
    • bamboo Flute

    • This is a bamboo transverse flute of 56 cm with a relatively large bore. The proximal end is closed by a natural node. The embouchure hole and six finger holes are burned in with a hot poker. The finger holes are large, and some are slightly...
    • North America
    • bamboo ocarina

    • This is a very large bore duct flute made of dark brown Indonesian bamboo. It was made by Guillermo Martinez, who described it as a variant of the Pre-Colombian Central American clay ocarinas. The top of the bamboo cylinder is closed by a natural...
    • North America
    • bana

    • The bana is a three-string bowed lute. It is played in violin position, the tailpiece resting lightly on the shoulder. The body and tailpiece are carved from a single piece of wood. The neck is bamboo, attached to a tang at the top of the body. ...
    • India
    • bana

    • The bana is a three-string bowed lute. It is played in violin position, the tailpiece resting lightly on the shoulder. The body and tailpiece are carved from a single piece of wood. The neck is bamboo, attached to a tang at the top of the body. ...
    • India
    • bansuri

    • This is a cane flute 52 cm long and 2.5 cm in diameter. The surface is a uniform light brown, devoid of decoration. A piece of cork closes the proximal end near the embouchure hole. Six finger holes are spaced along the lower 2/3 of the pipe. ...
    • India
    • bansuri

    • This is an unusually large transverse flute made of light-colored natural cane. It is identified as being in A# (the letter is inscribed near the embouchure hole). This pitch is obtained with the three upper fingerholes closed. There are six...
    • India

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