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A beautiful full sound and a close proximity to the melodic flexibility of the human voice make the sarangi the most important bowed instrument of classical Hindustani music of northern India and Pakistan

Sarangi, late C19, North India, 61 cm. A sarangi is a bowed stringed instrument with a skin-covered resonator. The typical sarangi is made by hand, usually from a single block of wood. The four playing strings on this instrument are made of goat gut, and the seventeen sympathetic strings are made of steel. The sarangi is used throughout India and has some regional variations, but it is a particularly important part of the Hindustani music of North India.

Sarangi

A beautiful full sound and a close proximity to the melodic flexibility of the human voice make the sarangi the most important bowed instrument of classical Hindustani music of northern India and Pakistan

Sheng Qing dynasty (1644-1911) | late 19th century | China | Wood, metal, ivory | H. 50.2 cm (19-3/4 in.); W. including mouthpiece: 11.4 cm (4-1/2 in.) | Aerophone-Free Reed-mouth organ

The sheng (Chinese: 笙; Pinyin shēng) is a Chinese mouth-blown free reed instrument consisting of vertical pipes.

Sindhi Sarangi. India (Rajastan). The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Sindhi Sarangi India (Rajastan) The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Rabab Date: late 19th century Geography: Algeria or Morocco Medium: Wood, parchment, metal Dimensions: L. 74.9 cm (29-1/2 in.), L. of bow 34.3 cm (13-1/2 in.)

Rabab Date: late century Geography: Algeria or Morocco Medium: Wood, parchment, metal Dimensions: L.

Sarinda - Teak, parchment, ivory, horsehair, 19th century.

Sarinda - Teak, parchment, ivory, horsehair, 19th century.

Kisfejes Citera. Date: early 20th century. Geography: Hungary. Medium: Wood, metal.

Kisfejes Citera from Hungary Date: early century Medium: Wood, metal Accession Number:

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Ud. The Ud is a pear-shaped stringed instrument commonly used in Arabic, Greek, Turkish, Byzantine, North African, Somali and Middle Eastern music. It's construction is similar to that of the lute. The modern ud and the European lute both descend from a common ancestor via diverging paths. The ud is readily distinguished by its lack of frets and smaller neck. It is considered an ancestor of the guitar. (image via The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.)

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Cümbüs Zeynel Abidin, 1930, Turkey The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Cümbüs Zeynel Abidin, Turkey The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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