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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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Memory of music - folk instrument videos (part 3)

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

Memory of music - folk instrument videos (part 4)

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

The Bandrum: A New Folk Instrument

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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...

Lithuanian folk instrument birbynė - Saulius Petreikis

http://www.facebook.com/sauliuspetreikismusic In this record you hear an authentic composition 'Autumn' performed by Saulius Petreikis with a birbynė (Lithua...

Memory of music - folk instrument videos (part 7)

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

Кобза "Вечірня" . Ukrainian folk instrument - Kobza.

How To Play Tumbi - Punjabi Folk Instrument

Hi Friends.. Here I am Just spent my time to inform you the basic i.e How to Play Tumbi... This is completely for Beginners as well as For NEW Learners.. Hop...

Morchang (folk instrument of rajasthan)

folk music instrument of rajasthan.

Memory of music - folk instrument videos (part 1)

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

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15 news items

Sedalia Democrat
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:18:45 -0700

Jack Herndon, of Golden, Colo., formerly of Sedalia, calls himself a “junkyard luthier.” He has been creating folk guitars with a variety of secondhand material for almost two years. He is holding “Monster,” created with a barbecue tool kit box for the ...

Times of India

Times of India
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 16:26:15 -0700

READ: Singer Shibani Kashyap to enter Veera During one of her visits to the city, Shibani got an opportunity to listen to a folk artiste playing Rawanhattha, a folk instrument which is on the verge of vanishing. "When I heard the artiste, I fell in ...

The Independent

The Independent
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:02:02 -0700

On paper, the ensemble awaiting him looks astounding: a pop choir, a traditional Bulgarian choir, operatic singers, 100 acoustic guitarists, the Ruse Big Band, a tambura ensemble (a Bulgarian stringed folk instrument similar to the mandolin ...

Metal Underground

Metal Underground
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:02:39 -0700

Excellent interview. I'm so excited to hear they are going to do another acoustic album. While it's hard to fit into exactly where Evocation I - The Arcane Dominion falls among my favorites of Slania, The Early Years, and Origins, I really enjoy it and ...
Business Standard
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:11:15 -0700

After performing solo for a while, Daly later invited Ghevar Khan, a traditional Manganiar folk musician, to join him in the jugalbandi with his Rajasthani folk instrument 'Kamaycha'. 'Kamaycha' is a multi-stringed instrument similar to Sarod, whereas ...

Times of India

Times of India
Sat, 11 Oct 2014 05:48:17 -0700

"The song starts on a very basic folk instrument called pepa - it's made of buffalo skin, typically used in love songs and songs about the harvest. Most football songs have the sound of a war horn, so I have used a peta for that effect. It then goes ...
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 06:38:43 -0700

Located a short walk from the east end's bustling Brick Lane, Duke of Uke boasts a superb array of ukuleles and related accessories, along with a small smattering of acoustic guitars and other folk lines. Stocking everything from budget models not far ...
Businessinsider India
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 07:04:45 -0700

sina weibo China's government heavily censors its internet - and amid recent pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, online freedom of speech in the country has deteriorated even further. Netizens have long gone without YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook, but ...

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