Arpa, a stringed instrument from Uganda  (photo by Sogettimigranti, flickr creative commons)

Arpa, a stringed instrument from Uganda

Kind Davids Harp Castle Life - Ancient Instruments: The Harp

Zande bow harp from the Southern Sudan Project

ADUNGU The adungu, also called the ekidongo or ennenga, is a stringed musical instrument of the Alur people of northwestern Uganda. It is an arched harp of varying dimensions, ranging from seven to ten strings[1] or more.[2]  The adungu may be played alone (often with vocal accompaniment) or in an ensemble, for diverse purposes including personal pleasure, nightclub and concert music, therapy of the mentally ill, and Christian worship.  The physical form of the adungu derives from uniquely…

ADUNGU The adungu, also called the ekidongo or ennenga, is a stringed musical…

Anthromorphic harp http://www.contemporary-african-art.com/african-musical-instruments.html#

Anthromorphic harp http://www.contemporary-african-art.com/african-musical-instruments.html#

Musical Instrument, 1900s      East Africa, Uganda, 20th century      wood and leather, Overall - h:66.70 cm (h:26 1/4 inches).

Musical Instrument, East Africa, Uganda, century wood and leather, Overall - cm inches).

Musical Instrument, before 1918      Africa, 20th century      wood, Diameter - w:32.40 cm (w:12 3/4 inches) Overall - l:111.80 cm (l:44 inches).

Musical Instrument, before 1918 Africa, century wood, Diameter - cm…

How to Make a Lyre Instrument

LIRA Music played a prominent role in ancient Greece, and was particularly important for religious and ceremonial purposes. The Greeks invented numerous instruments, including the world's first keyboard instrument, the hydraulis.

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Assortment of medieval instruments.

Sukuma Harp, Africa

Sukuma Harp, Africa

African musical instrument, whats the sound?

an anthropomorphic harp of the Mangbetu region

egyptian harp | Kinnôr -- lyre. This one is an Egyptian horse-headed Lyre. Potsdam ...

This is thought to have been the main instrument accompanying Psalms in the Temple

The harp zither is a rare musical instrument in the Congo. Just as its name might suggest, the zither is a chordophone with or without a removable soundboard. The zither can be distinguished particularly by its erect bridge where several strings are held and lie flat and perpendicular to the fretboard. The fretboard is sometimes slightly bowed. The strings can be attached in two ways: either the bridge is perforated with holes through which the strings are threaded, or the comb has notches…

The harp zither is a rare musical instrument in the Congo. Just as its name might suggest, the zither is a chordophone with or without a removable soundboard. The zither can be distinguished particularly by its erect bridge where several strings are held and lie flat and perpendicular to the fretboard. The fretboard is sometimes slightly bowed. The strings can be attached in two ways: either the bridge is perforated with holes through which the strings are threaded, or the comb has notches…

PHORMINX The phorminx (in Ancient Greek φόρμιγξ) was one of the oldest of the Ancient Greek stringed musical instruments, intermediate between the lyre and the kithara. It consisted of two to seven strings, richly decorated arms and a crescent-shaped sound box. It mostly probably originated from Mesopotamia. While it seems to have been common in Homer's day, accompanying the rhapsodes, it was supplanted in historical times by the seven-stringed kithara. Nevertheless, the term phorminx…

world Musical instruments list.

Harp Lute  Date19th century  Ivory Coast  Senufu People  Gourd, skin, wood

Korikaariye Date: century Geography: Ivory Coast Culture: Senufo People Medium: Gourd, skin, wood Dimensions: L. 40 cm in.

Mangbetu Domu Harp, DR Congo

Harp, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, century.

Lyre (rotte, after 5th to 7th-century German type)      late 19th century       England

LYRE - (rotte, after to German type) late century England

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