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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The whole collection, a total of 161 musical instruments including examples of aerophones, chordophones, membranophones and idiophones, unfortunately cannot be opened to the public.
In this period of "profound cultural change," it is surprising to note the paucity of chordophones.
In the case of chordophones the second screen contains two full columns of family names, so after selecting one on the left column to produce a third screen of instrument names, one must delicately navigate the mouse around the right column in order to get to these names and actually select one.
xxviii-xxxi), which lists the number of instrument types (aerophones, chordophones, membranophones, and idiophones) and subtypes found in each of the chronological periods.