Stringed Instrument Match Up
Perhaps you’ve not heard, but other instruments besides guitars, banjos and mandolins produce sound through the vibration of strings. Below you'll find 12—see if you can match them (by drawing a line), and figure out how to play air zither.
To determine the identities of these mystery instruments, click the links on each of them below.
Balalaika—Originating in Russia, this was first written about in the 18th century.
Cembalo—Italian; popular in the Renaissance
Erhu—The Chinese violin
Hurdy gurdy—The wheel fiddle; popular in European folk music
Kamancheh—Persian in origin; used widely in Middle Eastern classical music
Kora—Twenty-one-stringed West African harp-lute
Lyre—Common in antiquity; rock band named after it
Oud—Fretless lute predecessor
Rababa—Gained popularity on medieval Islamic trade routes: sometimes called the spike fiddle
Sarod—Commonly played in Northern Indian classical music
Zither—Ancient; common in Hungary, Slovenia, Austria and China
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