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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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342 news items

Hutchinson News

Hutchinson News
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 12:18:45 -0700

Erin can be found online at erinmaemusic.com/ "Erin Mae is a mountain dulcimer virtuosa who has taken an obscure American folk instrument, and with it has developed a high level of technical proficiency and musical expression. Erin has been playing for ...

North Bay Bohemian

North Bay Bohemian
Fri, 21 Aug 2015 14:56:15 -0700

Somehow the accordion, which is not a very old instrument, became the folk instrument of the world, from Mexico to Italy to France and America. And there's an accordion equivalent in China. I like how international it can sound.” CSI: What was the ...

Zumic

Zumic
Thu, 06 Aug 2015 16:26:15 -0700

Though Droog doesn't credit his Ukrainian heritage as being a heavy influence in his music, his father was a player of the Russian instrument called the balalaika. “My pops was a musician. He plays a folk instrument [balalaika], and guitar, stuff like ...

Mashable

Mashable
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:45:05 -0700

Most people probably haven't seen a single alpenhorn, the wooden, meters-long folk instrument of the Swiss, in person — let alone the more than 200 horns that were played in the Swiss mountains earlier this week. See also: 15 breathtaking views of the ...
 
Institutional Investor
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 03:52:30 -0700

U.S. jobs data on deck; U.K. real estate values go under macroeconomic microscope; cities commemorate 60th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing. By Andrew Barber. Man playing a Morin khuur, Inner Mongolia, China. The Mongolian folk instrument is being ...
 
Quad-Cities Online
Mon, 10 Aug 2015 21:19:29 -0700

Anyone who sings or plays guitar, accordion, zither, harp, fiddle, banjo, piano, bagpipes or other folk instrument is invited to audition. The Bucktown Revue is an old-fashioned radio variety show performed in front of a live audience and recorded for ...

Adage India

Adage India
Sun, 23 Aug 2015 19:18:30 -0700

Originally, Santoor is a Kashmiri folk instrument. And Rahul Sharma, who too draws his root to Kashmir, has been perfectly chosen to create soothing music through the pitter-patter percussion. The Santoor maestro fits well in the grand brand endorsers ...

Troy Daily News

Troy Daily News
Mon, 10 Aug 2015 20:56:15 -0700

Some of Jolly's favorite programs include the unique musicians, such as a classically-trained performer who came and played the Chinese erhu, a one-stringed folk instrument famous in China's national orchestra. “We had a Russian group come in that was ...
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