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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Finally, the chordophones are instruments in which the sound is made by the vibration of strings, as in folk harp, zithers, violins, pianos.
Stringed chordophones are represented here only by two examples of cellos.
No other chordophones are attested in ancient Israel/ Palestine for this period.