Chordophone


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Chordophone

 

the general name for a musical instrument whose tone-producing element is a taut string. Chordophones are divided into plucked stringed instruments, such as the lute, mandolin, harp, dutar, balalaika, and harpsichord; bowed stringed instruments, such as the violin and viola; and hammered stringed instruments, such as the dulcimer and piano.

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Stringed chordophones are represented here only by two examples of cellos.
To categorize instruments, I employ the modern classification system (Hornbostel and Sachs), which classifies all instruments into four main categories according to the way in which sound is produced: aerophones, idiophones, membranophones and chordophones.
In choosing the lute, Ciabattoni argues, Dante was well aware of its humble role among the chordophones as an instrument of Arabic origin, mostly used for popular entertainment; thus, the lute becomes a comic counterpart of the nobler cetra evoked in Paradiso in association with the eagle formed by the blessed (Par.
No other chordophones are attested in ancient Israel/ Palestine for this period.