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A folk instrument is an instrument that developed among common people and usually doesn't have a known inventor. It can be made from wood, metal or other material. It is a part of folk music. The instruments can be percussion instruments, different types of flutes, the bow and different types of trumpets.

The cavaquinho is a Portuguese folk instrument.

Some instruments are referred to as folk instruments even if they do not meet the criteria for classifying a folk instrument because they commonly appear in folk music. An example would be harmonica.

List of folk instruments[edit]

Over 75 instruments


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3 Finnish Folk Music Instruments

3 beautiful, separate performances by Sibelius Academy musicians on a harmonium (harmooni), peasant's kantele (talonpoikaiskantele), and a pair of mandolins,...

Memory of music - folk instrument videos (part 3)

Harmonium - Eero Grundström http://www.facebook.com/kantelar.

Langspil - Íslenska langspilið - Icelandic folk instrument

Langspil. Íslenska langspilið. Traditional Icelandic folk instrument (Icelandic drone zither). The langspil can be played by plucking the strings by hand, wi...

Memory of music - folk instrument videos (part 4)

Jouhikko (bow lyre) - Lassi Logrén, Ilkka Heinonen http://www.facebook.com/kantelar.

Morchang (folk instrument of rajasthan)

folk music instrument of rajasthan.

RAJASTHANI FOLK MUSICAL INSTRUMENT- MORCHANG

This Autophonic instrument known as "Morchang", or Jew's harp is made by iron rid by Gadoliya Luhar in the villages. Played by common people in the desert fo...

Sukhishvili "Tsdo " / Phanduri (Georgian Folk Instrument)

Kyrgyz folk instrument Temir / Jıgaç Komuz

performed by Dilşat Kangeldieva.

Memory of music - folk instrument videos (part 7)

Peasant kantele - Pauliina Syrjälä http://www.facebook.com/kantelar.

Memory of music - folk instrument videos (part 1)

5-row accordion - Maria Kalaniemi http://www.facebook.com/kantelar.

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3 news items

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ecns
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:40:41 -0700

A craftsman makes the horse-head fiddle, a Mongolian folk instrument, on Aug. 13, 2014. The horse-head fiddle features a wide body with a long neck, on the top of which is carved a horse head. The instrument is mainly hand-made and one horse-head ...

ROCKETNEWS24

ROCKETNEWS24
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:30:52 -0700

When it comes to Japanese music, one of the most iconic sounds is that of the tsugaru-jamisen. We've written about musicians playing the folk instrument before, but today we have a group with a traditional, but decidedly unique, approach: the three-man ...
 
Republica
Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:57:22 -0700

Sarangi has been a popular Nepali folk instrument traditionally played only by the people of oppressed Gandharva community. He adds that the Sarangis in majority of the Gandharva´s house in a Gandharva village, known as Kantipur, in Chitwan district is ...
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