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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.

Japanese guy practicing a Kazakh folk instrument "Dombra" 1/2

I bought the dombra for my own souvenir while I was visiting in Almaty. I am trying to play the greatest Kazakh composer, Kurmangazy's renowned piece "Adai"

Memory of music - folk instrument videos (part 4)

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

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...

The Bandrum: A New Folk Instrument

Please visit the Bandrum Kickstarter to support! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1885543510/the-bandrum-a-new-folk-instrument?ref=email.

Кобза "Вечірня" . Ukrainian folk instrument - Kobza.

RAJASTHANI FOLK MUSICAL INSTRUMENT- SINDHI SARANGI

Instrument "Sindhi Sarangi" is mainly in the hands of Langa caste musicians and they are known as "Sarangiya Langa" in western part of Rajasthan. It is a str...

FOLK INSTRUMENT OF BENGAL..BISWANATH ROY..DEDICATED TO DURGA PUJA

http://www.mahulfolk.com Contact-+918584991536 RHYTHM OF BENGAL..BISWANATH ROY..PLAYING BANGLA DHOL, (DRUMS)WITH MAHUL BAND,KOLKATA..INDIA... DHAK DHOLER BAD...

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...

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361 news items

Times of Malta

Times of Malta
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 22:45:00 -0800

I would like to thank Anton Attard for his comments regarding the karabazza (November 20). The instrument in question is made up of three percussive mallets and is a Neapolitan folk instrument that goes by the name of triccaballacca. Over the last 20 ...
 
Tyler Morning Telegraph
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:21:42 -0800

“The ukulele is a folk instrument. There is a revival of interest in the ukulele around the world, especially in this country. It's been used to play all kinds of music. That's a nice thing about the versatility of the instrument. It's not limited to ...

World Music Central

World Music Central
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0800

While the mandolin is not a standard folk instrument in Flanders, these folk tunes possess an old world familiarity but revel in a modern freshness on Old Tunes, Dusted Down. Transforming these folk tunes by way of mandolin, mandola and mandocello, ...

The Daily Tribune

The Daily Tribune
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:47:04 -0800

Traditionally, the hammered dulcimer is a folk instrument, though it has also been used by classical composers. Ted's approach, or “Yoderizing” as it's called, is performing stately solo pieces of modern favorite tunes with unique arrangements ...
 
Sydney Morning Herald
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:15:17 -0800

Time stands still with the choir's beautifully blended voices, crowned by the soprano saxophone of Christina Leonard. Larissa Kovalchuk sings and plays on the bandura, a traditional Ukrainian folk instrument that looks like the lovechild of a zither ...

AL.com

AL.com
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 10:11:15 -0800

11 -- The Jame P. Nix Center in Fairhope will host the Jam'n Folks, a local dulcimer folk instrument group, at 2 p.m Thursday, Dec. 11 for a Christmas concert. The group will perform over 20 Christmas carols, including "Jingle Bells," "Christmas in the ...

NorthJersey.com

NorthJersey.com
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:44:14 -0800

Longtime football coach Len Davis isn't just a local legend in coaching circles, but among a small band of musicians who have mastered the balalaika. Davis plays the Russian folk instrument in the 1965 movie “Doctor Zhivago”, calling the movie's best ...

Reason (blog)

Reason (blog)
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 10:49:20 -0800

What if we could just be China for a day? I mean, just, just, just one day. You know, I mean, where we could actually, you know, authorize the right solutions, and I do think there is a sense of that, on, on everything from the economy to environment ...
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