The banjolene is a four-stringed musical instrument with a small banjo-type body and a fretted mandolin neck. Banjolene is the generic nickname given to the instrument.


The harp is a stringed musical instrument that has a number of individual strings running at an angle to its soundboard, the strings are plucked with the fingers.  Harps have been […]


Balalaika is a Russian stringed instrument with a characteristic triangular wooden, hollow body and three strings.  The higher-pitched balalaikas are used to play melodies and chords.  Balalaikas are often used […]

Afghan Rabab

Rubab, Rabab commonly known name in Turkish, Azerbaijani is a lute-like musical instrument originating from Central Afghanistan.  The Rubab is mainly used by Pashtun, Tajik, Kashmiri, Azerbaijani and Iranian Kurdish […]


The sanxian is a Chinese lute — a three-stringed fretless plucked musical instrument. It has a long fingerboard, and the body is traditionally made from snake skin stretched over a […]


The shekere is a West African percussion instrument consisting of a dried gourd with beads woven into a net covering the gourd. The instrument is common in West African and […]


A kora is a Mandinka harp built from a large calabash cut in half and covered with cow skin to make a resonator with a long hardwood neck. The skin […]


Adungu is a stringed musical instrument from the Alur people of northwest Uganda.It is an arched harp of different dimensions, ranging from seven, nine, eleven and more strings normally tuned […]


The guzheng also known as the Chinese zither, is a Chinese plucked string instrument with more than a 2,500-year history. It has 16 (or more) strings and movable bridges. The […]