Some instruments used in modal music
Large Indian bamboo transverse flute, used in Indian classical music.
Photo : Joueur de kabagaïda bulgare © Flowerlin Creative Commons
The harmonium is a portable bellows and keyboard organ imported into India by missionaries in the mid-19th century.
La cabrette : une cornemuse auvergnate
Photo : Three Iranian ney ©Jean During
Trapezoidal table zither, struck by a pair of chopsticks.
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
Iranian drum in the shape of a chalice, in turned wood, the skin of which is struck with the fingers.
A stringed instrument rubbed by a wooden wheel rather than a bow, the hurdy-gurdy is held horizontally on the knees.