Instruments

Some instruments used in modal music

Bansuri flute

  Large Indian bamboo transverse flute, used in Indian classical music.

Joueur de kabagaida bulgare © Flowerlin Creative Commons

Gaïda

Cornemuse [EN CONSTRUCTION]     Photo : Joueur de kabagaïda bulgare © Flowerlin Creative Commons

harmonium

Harmonium 

The harmonium is a portable bellows and keyboard organ imported into India by missionaries in the mid-19th century.

Cabrette, photo Caroline Léna Becker © Creative Commons

La cabrette

La cabrette : une cornemuse auvergnate  

Three Iranian ney ©Jean During

Ney

Photo : Three Iranian ney ©Jean During

Santur - Table zither

Santur

Trapezoidal table zither, struck by a pair of chopsticks.

tabla

Tablā

 

Davul ou tabl © Derbake Creative Commons

Tambour tapan - davul - dohol

tanpura

Tānpurā 

The tānpurā is a long fretless lute on which a melody is played in a loop acting as a drone; the strings are four, five o

Târ (tar)

Târ (tar)

Tombak or Zarb

Tombak or Zarb

  Iranian drum in the shape of a chalice, in turned wood, the skin of which is struck with the fingers.

Hurdy-gurdy

A stringed instrument rubbed by a wooden wheel rather than a bow, the hurdy-gurdy is held horizontally on the knees.