Arabic musical instruments

Arabic musical instruments can be broadly classified into three categories: string instruments (chordophones), wind instruments (aerophones), and percussion instruments. They evolved from ancient civilizations in the region.

Chordophones

Plucked lutes

Zithers

Bowed lutes

Lyres

  • Simsimiyah
  • Kisar
  • Tamburah
  • Jewish Lyre

Aerophones

Flutes

  • Ney
  • Kawalah
  • Salamiyah
  • Minjayrah
  • Shababah
  • Shakuli
  • Furayrah
  • Kasab

Reed instruments

  • Mizmar
  • Khalul (Gulfian Mizmar)
  • Ghayta
  • Arghul
  • Zumarah bi suwan
  • Maqrunah
  • Mijwiz
  • Haban (Gulfian Bagpipe)
  • Jirbah (East Tunisian Bagpipe)
  • Mizwad (West Tunisian Bagpipe)
  • Zughra (Maroccan Bagpipe)
  • Saksifun (Arabic Saxophone)

Percussion instruments

Drums

  • Dumbaki
  • Duhulah
  • Drinjah
  • Bass Drinjah
  • Khishbah
  • Kasur
  • Tabl Tsjikangha
  • Tabl Masanduw
  • Tabl Bib
  • Taarijah
  • Bandir
  • Tar
  • Tar Mirjaf (Low Tar)
  • Tar Saghul (High Tar)
  • Katim
  • Mirwas
  • Zir (Naqarah)
  • Qas'ah
  • Tbilat
  • Tabl
  • Tabl Bahri (Khamari & Laauwb)
  • Tabl Hajir (Khamari & Laauwb)
  • Tabl Nasayfi (Khamari & Laauwb)
  • Riq
  • Mazhar

Other percussion

  • Shakhshikhah (Sistrum)
  • Sajat
  • Turah (Egyptian Sajat)
  • Twaysat (Gulfian Sajat)
  • Qaraqib
  • Hawan
  • Yahalah/Jahalah (Clay jug)
  • Manjur
  • Mihbaj
  • Maalaqa
  • Safqa (Arabic hand clap)
This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.