List of national instruments (music)

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This list contains musical instruments of symbolic or cultural importance within a nation, state, ethnicity, tribe or other group of people.

In some cases, national instruments remain in wide use within the nation (such as the Puerto Rican cuatro), but in others, their importance is primarily symbolic (such as the Welsh triple harp). Danish ethnologist Lisbet Torp has concluded that some national instrument traditions, such as the Finnish kantele, are invented, pointing to the "influence of intellectuals and nationalists in the nationwide promotion of selected musical instruments as a vehicle for nationalistic ideas".[1] Governments do not generally officially recognize national instruments; the only exceptions are the Paraguayan harp,[2] the Japanese koto[3] and the Trinidadian steelpan.[4]

This list compiles instruments that have been alleged to be a national instrument by any of a variety of sources, and an instrument's presence on the list does not indicate that its status as a national instrument is indisputable, only that its status has been credibly argued. Each instrument on this list has a Hornbostel-Sachs number immediately below it. This number indicates the instrument's classification within the Hornbostel-Sachs system (H-S), which organizes instruments numerically based on the manner in which they produce sound.[5]

Images and recordings are supplied where available; note that there are often variations within a national musical tradition, and thus the images and recordings may not be accurate in depicting the entire spectrum of the given nation's music, and that some images and recordings may be taken from a region outside the core of the national instrument's home when such distinctions have little relevance to the information present in the image and recordings. A number of countries have more than one instrument listed, each having been described as a national instrument, not usually by the same source; neither the presence of multiple entries for one nation, nor for multiple nations for one instrument, on this list is reflective of active dispute in any instance. Alternative names and spellings are given. These mostly come from alternative spellings within English or alternative methods of transliterating from a foreign language to English, such as the Chinese yangqin, also transliterated yang ch'in and yang qin. Others reflect regions or subcultures within a given nation, such as the Australian didgeridoo which is or has been called didjeridu, yidaki, yiraki, magu, kanbi and ihambilbilg in various Australian Aboriginal languages. All non-English words are italicized.


Nation Instrument Description
Recording
H-S number Image
Afghanistan rubab[6][7]
rabab
Short-necked three-stringed lute with sympathetic and drone strings, fretted and plucked with a plectrum, with a double-chambered body, the lower part of which is covered in skin, and with three main strings 321.321-6 50px
Albania Çiftelia
Gajde
Lahuta
Ciftelia.jpg
Arab oud[8]
Pear-shaped fretless stringed instrument, with five courses of two strings and a single eleventh string, a bent back and a bowl-shaped body, often with up to three soundholes, played with a pick 321.321-6
Argentina bandoneón[9][10]
Button accordion with a box shape, played with both hands using buttons that produce two sets of notes per hand 412.132 Bandoneon-curved.jpg
Argentina guitar[11][12]
Fretted stringed instrument with a hollow body and a soundboard 321.322 Guitar 1.jpg
Armenia duduk[7]
daduk
Double-reed pipe with wide reeds made from pieces of cane in a duckbill-type assembly, generally diatonic and with a single octave range 421.211.12 Duduk1.jpg
Australian, Indigenous didgeridoo[13][14]
didjeridu, yidaki, yiraki, magu, kanbi, ihambilbilg
Straight trumpet without fingerholes, traditionally made from a trunk or thick branch of a tree, sometimes with a rim of beeswax around the blowing end, requires circular breathing 423.121.11
Azerbaijan balaban[15][16]
Set of cylindrical shawm-like instruments, with an air reservoir like a bagpipe 422.121-62 Balaban Azerbaijani.JPG
Baganda peoples of Uganda endongo[17]
Bowl lyre made of lizardskin with strings tied to a piece of wood inserted into two holes on two arms 321.21
Balochs suroz[18]
Bowed string instrument with a long neck, similar to a fiddle or sarangi and played vertically 321.322
Bangladesh dotara[19]
Small stringed instrument, with plucked metal strings, elongated belly as soundboard and narrow neck ending in a pegbox, decorated with carvings of animals and covered with skin 321.322
Bashkir kurai[20][21]
Long open endblown flute with five fingerholes 421.111.12
Basotho lesiba[22]
Stringed instrument, blown rather than plucked or strummed, with a single string and tuning noose attached both to a bow and a feather quill, with a frame made from a coconut shell 311.121.222
Bavaria zither[23][24]
Volkszither
Stringed instrument with a soundbox, with strings stretched across it, originally with four melody strings and no more than fifteen accompaniment strings 314.122 50px
Bhutan dranyen[25]
dranyen, dramnyen
Seven-stringed lute, fretless, long-necked and double-waisted with rosette-shaped sound hole 321.321
Bolivia charango[26]
charanga
Fretted, hollow-bodied bowl lute, usually with four or five doubled strings, with as many as eleven tunings, traditionally made from an armadillo shell 321.321-6 Charango boliviano.JPG
Brazil guitar[27]
violão
Fretted seven-stringed instrument with a soundboard and a hollow body, originally with steel strings, but now more commonly with nylon 321.322 Guitar 1.jpg
Brazil berimbau[28]
Single-stringed musical bow
About this sound Toque de Angola on unaccompanied berimbau 
311.121.221 Hn caxixi baqueta vadero.jpg
Brazil pandeiro[29]
Handheld frame drum with metal jingles (platinelas) attached, tuned through adjusting the tension of the head, can also be shaken or rasped 211.311
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112.122
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Bulgaria gaida[30]
Bagpipe with three types of chanters, one a simple reed, open at one end, another a small, conical tube with eight fingerholes, one of which is the flea-hole (a small hole made out of a tube that can raise any note a half-step), and the last is a long, no-holed drone 422.22-62 50px
China guqin[31][32]
qin
A plucked seven-string zither with open strings and a range of about four octaves 312.22 50px
China guzheng[33]
zheng, gu-zheng
Half-tube zither, rectangular with three sound holes on the bottom, now with twenty-one strings most typically, pentatonic tuning, strings are plucked by hand 312.22-5 Guzheng 02.jpg
China pipa[34]
Pear-shaped bowl lute with a neck, played by plucking 321.321-5
China yangqin[7]
yang ch'in, yang qin
Hammered dulcimer, with a trapezoidal sounding board and traditionally bronze strings, struck with rubber-tipped bamboo hammers 314.122-4 Yangqin1.jpg
Colombia cuatro[35]
Fretted stringed instrument with a hollow body and with four strings 321.322 50px
Colombia tiple[36]
Four-stringed small fretted instrument with a hollow body 321.322 Tiple.jpg
Costa Rica marimba[37]
Xylophone-like instrument with gourd resonators, two sets of overlapping keys, struck with mallets 111.222-4 50px
Corsica cetera
ceterina, cetara
A musical instrument of the cittern family, common in Corsica. 111.224-4 Cetera.jpg
Crete lyra[38]
Three-stringed fretted, pear-shaped instrument with a hollow body and a vaulted back, propped up on the knee 321.21
Croatia tamburica[39][40]
tamburitza
Lute-like stringed instrument with a long neck, picked or strummed, variable number of strings 321.321 50px
Cuba tres[41]
Guitar-like instrument with a neck and three courses of two strings each 321.322
Dagara peoples of Ghana gyil[42]
Xylophone-like calabash gourd with holes covered in spider silk, wooden frame, struck with a hammer 111.222-4 50px
Ecuador rondador[43][44]
Set of chorded bamboo panpipes that produces two tones simultaneously, consisting of pieces of cane, placed side by side in order by size and closed at one end, played by blowing across the top of the instrument 421.112.11 Rondador.jpg
Egypt, Ancient harp[45]
Open harp, used in widely varying forms, though originally semi-circular and with five to seven strings, number of strings increased over time, while the size decreased 322.12
Egypt, Ancient sistrum[46]
U-shaped frame drum with small rings that make sound when shaken 112.112 Mostra Olearie - sistro 1010384.JPG
England bell[47]
Round framed idiophone, open on one end, with a clapper inside
About this sound Clock bell at the Great Court of Trinity College, Cambridge University 
111.242.122 50px
Etruria kithara[48]
Stringed instrument with a deep soundbox made of two tables, connected by ribs, with strings attached to a tuning bar, played with a plectrum 321.22 Apollo Musagetes Pio-Clementino Inv310.jpg
Finland kantele[1][49][50][51][52]
kannel
Zitherharp, traditionally with five strings, now with up to thirty, held in the lap 314.122 Kantele.jpg
Finland, especially Swedish-speaking Finns violin[52][53]
Four stringed instrument, bowed, hourglass-shape and an arched top and back
About this sound chords on a violin 
321.322 Violin VL100.jpg
Fula tambin[54][55]
sereendu, fulannu
Diagonal diatonic flute without a bell, made from a conical vine, with three finger-holes and a rectangular embouchere with two wings on either side 411.111.22
Galicia gaita[56][57]
gaita de fole, gaita gallega
Diatonic bagpipe with a conical chanter and at least one bass drone, used to accompany both spiritual and secular, as well as lyric and dance music, usually accompanied by a drum (tambour) 422.211.2-62 GaitaGalega.png
Germany waldzither[58]
German lute, also applied to the lute guitar
Cittern with nine steel strings; tuned C, G G, C C, E E, G G; famous for allegedly been played by Martin Luther at the Wartburg 321.322 50px
Greece, Ancient aulos[59]
auloi
Highly variant double-shawm with a cylindrical bore 422.121 50px
Greece, Ancient lyre[60][61]
Stringed instrument, strummed with a plectrum, with the free hand silencing unwanted strings, traditionally made from a tortoise shell 321.21 50px
Greece, Modern bouzouki[1]
String instrument with a pear-shaped body and a long neck, played with plectrum 321.321 50px
Guatemala marimba[62][63]
Xylophone-like instrument with gourd resonators, struck with mallets, with a two level keyboard so it can play the full chromatic scale 111.222-4 50px
Hawaii ukulele[64]
String instrument derived from the Portuguese braguinha, from the Hawaiian uku lele, jumping flea, referring to the swift fingerwork the instrument requires
About this sound chords on a ukulele 
321.322 Ukulele1.png
Hungary cimbalom[65]
czimbalom, cymbalom, cymbalum, ţambal, tsymbaly, tsimbl, santouri, santur
Chromatic hammered dulcimer with four legs 314.122-4 50px
India veena[66]
vina
Semitonically fretted lute with a long, cylindrical shape, resting on two gourds 311.222 Veena.png
Indonesia angklung[67][68]
Two bamboo tubes, closed at one end and with tongues, attached to a square frame, played by shaking from side to side, causing the tongues to vibrate 112.122 50px
Iran santur[69]
Hammered dulcimer, trapezoidal-shaped with 72 strings and two sets of bridges, hit with mallets 314.122-4
Ireland Irish Harp(Cruit or Cláirseach)
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Polychord wire-strung harp with a fore-pillar 322.221 Celtic harp dsc05425.jpg
Ireland Great Irish Warpipes Píob Mhór
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In modern times this instrument is essentially identical to the Great Highland Bagpipe {{{Number}}}
Ireland Uilleann Pipes Píobaí Uilleann, Union Pipes
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Pump blown Bagpipe {{{Number}}}
Israel kinnor[70]
David's harp
Biblically described historic instrument, probably a cithara; in modern Hebrew, refers to the violin 321.22 Davids-harp.jpg
Italy mandolin[71]
Stringed instrument
About this sound Mandolin performance 
321.321 Neapolitan mandolin 001.jpg
Japan koto[72]
Long and hollow thirteen-stringed instrument 312.22-7 Japanese Koto.jpg
Jewish shofar[73]
Horn, flattened by heat and hollowed, used for more religious than purely secular purposes, made from the horn of an animal, most typically a ram or kudu 423.121.1 Jemenittisk sjofar av kuduhorn.jpg
Kazakhstan dombra[74][75]
Fretted, long-necked lute with a round body, played by plucking with a plectrum 321.321-6 50px
Kenya nyatiti[76][77][78]
3-foot-long (0.91 m) harp, plucked with both hands, made of wood and goat or antelope skin 321.21-5
Khoikhoi goura[79]
Single stringed instrument, blown rather than plucked or strummed, with the string attached to a coconut shell resonator and with a tension noose wrapped around the string to adjust the pitch 311.121.222
Korea gayageum[80][81]
kayagum, kayago
zither-like string instrument, with 12 strings. 312.22-5 50px
Kyrgyzstan komuz[82][83]
Three-stringed fretless lute, made from wood with gut strings 321.321 50px
Lanna (Northern Thailand) pin pia[84]
Chest-resonated stick zither with two to five strings 311.221
Laos khene[85]
khaen
Mouth organ with bamboo tubes, attached in pairs to the mouthpiece, and with fixed free reeds 412.132 Khenesarong.jpg
Latvia and Latvian-Americans kokle[86][87]
Diatonic, lute-like string instrument 314.122 Kokle.JPG
Lebanon darbuka[88]
debakeh
Goblet-shaped hand drum 211.261.21 50px
Lithuania birbyne[89]
Aerophone, can be single- or double-reed, with or without a mouthpiece 422
Lithuania kanklės[90]
Stringed instrument 314.122 50px
Lobi peoples of Ghana gyil[42]
Keyed calabash gourds with holes covered in spider silk, wooden frame 111.222-4 50px
Madagascar valiha[91][92]
Tubular zither 312.11 50px
Mandinka of West Africa balo[93][94]
behlanjeh
Set of wooden pieces, mounted on gourds, in a frame and played using two rubber-tipped mallets, held in hands with iron cylinders and rings attached to add a jingling sound 111.212
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112.111
Maroons of Jamaica abeng[95]
Aerophone made from the end of a cow horn with the tip broken off on the side, which is blown into 423.122.2
Mexico marimba[96]
Xylophone-like instrument with wooden square tubes resonators, struck with mallets, with a two level keyboard so it can play the full chromatic scale 111.222-4 50px
Mongolia morin khuur[97][98]
horse-head fiddle, igil
Two-stringed instrument, held between the legs, with a trapezoidal body and a horse's head typically carved on the upper edge of the pegbox 321.322 50px
Montenegro gusle[99]
Stringed instrument, round, typically with one string bound at the top of the neck with a tuning peg 321.321-71
Myanmar saung-gauk[100]
saung, Burmese harp
Arched harp with sixteen strings, attached to the harp with red cotton tassels 322.11
Nepal madal[101]
Double-headed cylindrical drum, slightly bulging at the waist, held horizontally and played double-handed 211.212.1
Netherlands fiddle[102]
Four-stringed instrument, bowed 321.322
Nicaragua marimba[103]
Xylophone-like instrument with gourd resonators 111.222-4 50px
Norway Hardingfele[49][104][105]
Hardanger fiddle
Ornately decorated fiddle with four main strings and four resonating strings beneath them, which are not touched by the bow 321.322-71 FeleHel (2).jpg
Norway langeleik[49]
Rectangular zither with five or six strings, one melody string and several drone strings 314.122 Langeleik.jpg
Pakistan Dafli
Daf
The dafli, also popularly known as daf, dappler or tambourine, is a must for weddings. Made of wooden ring with a double row of bells and a playing surface with a 10" diameter, our dafli is a perfect accompaniment to the dholki. The pleasant sound of the dafli will elevate the tempo and mood of all celebrations. Easy to play with no beforehand practice required - with these daflis anyone can add to the music played in weddings and other celebrations. ? 50px
Paraguay harp, Paraguayan[106][107][108]
Diatonic harp with 32, 36, 38 or 40 strings, made from tropical wood and with songs in the Guarani language, with an exaggerated neck-arch, played with the fingernail 322.211
Peru cajón[109][110]
Wooden box with a hole in one side, derived from containers used to transport agricultural products by portworkers 111.221 50px
Peru charango[111]
charanga, chillador
Guitar-like instrument, most commonly with ten strings in two courses and made from an armadillo back 321.321-6 50px
Philippines Rondalla[112]
rondalla tradition of ensemble playing of plucked instruments including bandurias, octavinas, laúds, guitars, and basses. 321.321
Polynesia nose flute[113]
Flute, made from a single piece of bamboo, with three holes to blow into from the nostrils, with fingerholes 421.111.22 50px
Portugal Portuguese guitar[114]
Fretted stringed instrument with a hollow body 321.322 50px
Puerto Rico cuatro[115]
Fretted stringed instrument with a hollow body, derived from the Spanish tiple and other stringed instruments, made from carved wood with strings (ten, in five sets of two) of leather strips or dried animal gut 321.322 Thinline Cuatro.jpg
Rome, Ancient tibiae[116]
Double-reed shawm, played paired 422.122
Russia accordion[117]
Accordion, bellow-driven free reed with keys or buttons to modify the air flow
About this sound chords on an accordion 
412.132 Busking Accordionist.jpg
Russia balalaika[7]
Family of triangle-shaped lute-type instruments 321.32 Balaika, Nordisk familjebok.png
Russia gusli[118]
Zither-like instrument with between eleven and thirty-six strings, tuned diatonically 314.122 50px
Russia spoons[119]
Painted wooden teaspoons, used as a percussion instrument 111.141
Ryukyus of Japan sanshin[120]
Three stringed banjo-like instrument, covered with snakeskin 321.312-6 Sanshin.jpg
Sakha khomus[121]
jaw harp, made from a reed attached to a frame, plucked 121.221 Demir-Xomus.jpg
Scotland bagpipe, highland[1][122][123]
Bagpipe with a chanter, blowpipe, two tenor drones and a bass drone 422.112.2-62
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422.221.1-621
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Serbia Accordion[124]
Accordion, bellow-driven free reed with keys or buttons to modify the air flow
About this sound chords on an accordion 
412.132
Serbia frula[125]
End-blown wooden flute with six fingerholes 421.211.12
Serbia gajda[30]
Surle
Bagpipe with three types of chanters, one a simple reed, open at one end, another a small, conical tube with eight fingerholes, one of which is the flea-hole (a small hole made out of a tube that can raise any note a half-step), and the last is a long, no-holed drone 422.22-62 50px
Serbia gusle[126]
Stringed instrument, round, typically with one string bound at the top of the neck with a tuning peg
About this sound Serbian gusle 
321.321-71 Serbian Gusle.jpg
Slovakia fujara[127][128]
Endblown long bass diatonic fipple flute 421.211.12 Fujaro ludado tuta bildo.jpg
Slovenia accordion[129]
Accordion, bellow-driven free reed with keys or buttons to modify the air flow
About this sound chords on an accordion 
412.132 50px
South Africa Vuvuzela
Kuduzela
Straight plastic natural horn 423.121.12
Spain guitar[12][130]
Fretted stringed instrument, long-necked with a flat soundboard and back, and incurved sides 321.322 Guitar 1.jpg
Sweden drejelire[49][52]
Hurdy-gurdy that uses a rosined wheel to create sound 321.322-72 Hurdy-Gurdy.jpg
Sweden nyckelharpa[49][131]
Bowed keyed fiddle 321.322-71 50px
Swedish Estonia talharpa[132]
Bowed lyre with no fingerboard 321.22-71
Switzerland alphorn[133][134]
Long wooden conical trumpet, bent at the end, with turned boxwood mouthpieces, traditionally used by herdsmen 423.121.12 Alphorn-MJ.jpg
Trinidad and Tobago steelpan[4][135][136]
Barrel-shaped percussion instruments, tuned chromatically, originally made from discarded 55 gallon drums 111.241.2 Aasteeldrum.jpg
Turkey saz[137][138]
bağlama, kopuz
Fretted lute with a long neck, pear-shaped body, and three courses of seven steel strings 321.321-6 50px
Turkmenistan dutar[139]
Plucked string instrument with two strings and a long neck, strummed or plucked 321.322
Tuva igil[140]
Horse-head fiddle
Small fiddle 321.322 Igil oktober saya front view.gif
Tuva khomus[141]
Jaw harp, made from a reed attached to a frame, plucked 121.221 Demir-Xomus.jpg
Tuva morin khuur[140]
Horse-head fiddle
Large fiddle with a wooden sound box and two strings attached to tuning pegs in the neck 321.322 Mongolian Musician.jpg
Ukraine bandura[142]
Diatonic, unfretted lute-like string instrument, traditionally carved from a single block of wood 321.321
United States, African American in origin banjo[143][144]
Four or five stringed instrument, plucked with a bare thumb and a forefinger covered by a metal thimble, traditionally with four or five strings, 321.312-5 50px
Uzbekistan doira[145]
Round, flat drum with shakers made of metal inside and a horse-skin head 211.311
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112.113
Dayra player.jpeg
Uzbekistan karnay[146][147]
Long brass trumpet with a mouthpiece 423.121.12
Venezuela cuatro[35][148][149]
Guitar-like lute with four strings, usually strummed 321.322 50px
Venezuela harp, Venezuelan[149]
Diatonic harp, with an exaggerated neck arch, similar to the Paraguayan harp 322.211 50px
Vietnam đàn bầu[150]
321.22
Wales crwth[150]
Six-stringed instrument with a flat fingerboard, fretless 321.22 50px
Wales harp, triple[151][152][153]
telyn
Harp with no blades or levers, with three rows of strings, the outer two tuned in a diatonic scale and the inner one tuned to the extra semitones of the chromatic scale 322.212.1 Welsh triple harp.jpg
Yugoslavia gusle[154]
Stringed instrument, round, typically with one string bound at the top of the neck with a tuning peg
About this sound Serbian gusle 
321.321-71 Serbian Gusle.jpg
Zimbabwe mbira[155][156]
thumb piano
Plucked lamellophone, consisting of staggered keys attached to a board, with a halved calabash gourd as resonator 122.12 Mbira1.png

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Further reading

The following are specifically referenced above or are book-length or extended scholarly works documenting a specific national instrument, not including collections of songs.
  • Conway, Cecelia (1995). African Banjo Echoes in Appalachia : A Study of Folk Traditions (1st ed.). Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press. ISBN 0-87049-893-2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • African American: Gura, Philip F.; James F. Bollman (1999). America's Instrument: The Banjo in the Nineteenth Century. University of North Carolina Press. ISBN 0-8078-2484-4.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • African American: Katonah Museum of Art (2003). The Birth of the Banjo. Katonah, New York: Katonah Museum of Art. ISBN 0-915171-64-3.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • African American: Linn, Karen (1994). That Half-Barbaric Twang: The Banjo in American Popular Culture. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 0-252-06433-X.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • African American: Tsumura, Akira (1984). Banjos: The Tsumura Collection. Kodansha International. ISBN 0-87011-605-3.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • African American: Webb, Robert Lloyd (1996). Ring the Banjar (2nd ed.). Centerstream Publishing. ISBN 1-57424-016-1.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Argentina: Muñoz, R. (1952). Technology of the Argentina Guitar. Buenos Aires.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Argentina: Penón, Arturo; Javier García Méndez; Manuel Román; Marcelle Guertin (1988). The Bandonion: A Tango History, A Memoir of Arturo Penón (Petite histoire du bandonéon et du tango). Translated by Tim Barnard. London, Ontario: Nightwood Editions. ISBN 0-88971-111-9.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Argentina: Pinnell, Richard T.; Ricardo Zavadivker (1993). The Rioplatense Guitar. Bold Strummer Guitar Study Series: No. 3. Westport, Connecticut: Bold Strummer. ISBN 0-933224-42-7.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Arab: Bilezikjian, John (2006). Hal Leonard Oud Method. Hal Leonard Corporation. ISBN 0-634-07786-4.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Armenia: Nercessian, Andy (2001). The Duduk and National Identity in Armenia. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0-8108-4075-8.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Australia: Schellberg, Dirk (1994). Didgeridoo: Ritual Origins and Playing Techniques. Binkey Kok. ISBN 90-74597-13-0.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Australia: Lua error in Module:Citation/CS1/Identifiers at line 47: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).
  • Baganda: Makubuya, James Kika (1995). Endongo: The Role and Significance of the Baganda Bowl Lyre of Uganda. Los Angeles: University of California.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Bavaria: Alpenfolklorismus, Volksmusik, Bayern-Pop. Niederbayerische Blätter für Volksmusik ; Nr. 7 (in German). Dingolfing: Wälischmiller'sche Buchdruckerei. 1986. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Brazil: Crowdy, Denis (2001). "Hybridity and Segregation in the Guitar Cultures of Brazil". In Andy Bennett and Kevin Dawe (Eds.). Guitar Cultures. Oxford, New York: Berg. ISBN 1-85973-429-4. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Brazil: Gregory, Jonathan (2007). A Comprehensive Guide to Brazilian Pandeiro. Booksurge. ISBN 1-4196-7284-3.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • China: Gao, Ming (1980). The Lute: Gao Ming's Pipa Ji (Pi pa ji). Translations from the Oriental Classics. Translated by Jean Mulligan. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 0-231-04760-6.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • China: Myers, John (1992). The Way of the Pipa: Structure and Imagery in Chinese Lute Music. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press. ISBN 0-87338-455-5.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Finland: Rahkonen, Carl John (1989). The Kantele Traditions of Finland. Indiana University.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Ancient Greece: Schlesinger, Kathleen; J.F. Mountford (1970). The Greek Aulos. Groningen: Bouma's Boekhuis. ISBN 90-6088-027-7.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Guatemala: Armas Lara, Marcial (1964). El renacimiento de la danza guatemalteca y el origen de la marimba. José de Pineda Ibarra (in Spanish). Guatemala, Centro Editorial: Ministerio de Educación Pública. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Guatemala: Chenoweth, Vida (1964). The Marimbas of Guatemala. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Guatemala: Coleman, Satis Narrona (1930). The Marimba Book: How to Make Marimbas and How to Play Them. The John Day Company.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Guatemala: Hoyt, Richard (1992). Marimba. Tor Books. ISBN 0-312-85193-6.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Guatemala: Pellicer, Sergio Navarrete (2005). Maya Achi Marimba Music in Guatemala. Temple University Press. ISBN 1-59213-292-8.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Hawaii: Beloff, Jim (1997). The Ukulele: A Visual History. Emeryville, California: Miller Freeman Books. ISBN 0-87930-454-5.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • India: Annapoorna, L. (1996). Veena Tradition in Indian Music. Kanishka. ISBN 81-7391-140-1.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Ireland: Armstrong, Robert Bruce (1970). The Irish and Highland harps. Introduction by Seóirse Bodley. New York: Praeger Publishers. ISBN 0-7165-0073-6.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Ireland: Clark, Nora Joan (2003). The Story of the Irish Harp: Its History and Influence. North Creek Press. ISBN 0-9724202-0-7.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Ireland: Rimmer, Joan (1969). The Irish Harp. Cork: Mercier Press for the Cultural Relations Committee. ISBN 0-85342-151-X.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Japan: Adriaansz, Willem (1973). The Kumiuta and Danmono Traditions of Japanese Koto Music. Los Angeles: University of California. ISBN 0-520-01785-4.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Japan: Johnson, Henry (2004). The Koto: A Traditional Instrument in Contemporary Japan. Hotei. ISBN 90-74822-63-0.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Japan: Kubota, Hideki (1986). Yakumogoto no shirabe: Shinwa to sono kokoro (八雲琴の調べ : 神話とその心 / 窪田英樹) (in Japanese). Ōsaka-shi: Tōhō Shuppan. ISBN 4-88591-144-3. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Japan: Wade, Bonnie C. (1976). Tegotomono: Music for the Japanese Koto. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. ISBN 0-8371-8908-X.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Latvia: Niles, Christina Jaremko (1980). The Baltic Folk Zithers: An Ethnological and Structural Analysis (Thesis (M.A.))|format= requires |url= (help). UCLA.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Lithuania: Niles, Christina Jaremko (1980). The Baltic Folk Zithers: An Ethnological and Structural Analysis (Thesis (M.A.))|format= requires |url= (help). UCLA.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Mexico: Kaptain, Laurence (1992). The Wood That Sings: The Marimba in Chiapas, Mexico. Everett, Pennsylvania: HoneyRock. ISBN 0-9634060-0-0.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Mexico: Solís, Ted (1983). The Marimba in Mexico City: Contemporary Contexts of a Traditional Regional Ensemble (Thesis (Ph. D.))|format= requires |url= (help). University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Mongolia: Marsh, Peter K. (2004). Horse-Head Fiddle and the Cosmopolitan Reimagination of Mongolia. Routledge. ISBN 0-203-00551-1.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Mongolia: Santaro, Mikhail (2005). Strings That Conquered the World: Morin Khuur, the Mongolian Horse-head Fiddle. Admon. ISBN 99929-0-376-7.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Norway: Een, Andrea Ruth (1977). Comparison of Melodic Variants in the Hardingfele Repertoire of Norway. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Norway: Goertzen, Chris (1997). Fiddling for Norway: Revival and Identity. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 0-226-30049-8.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Norway: Hopkins, Pandora (1986). Aural Thinking in Norway: Performance and Communication With the Hardingfele. Foreword by Jan-Petter Blom. Appendix by Magne Myhren. New York: Human Sciences Press. ISBN 0-89885-253-6.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Portugal: Cabral, Pedro Caldeira (1999). The Portuguese Guitar. Lisbon.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Sardinia: Bentzon, Andreas Fridolin Weis (1969). The Launeddas: A Sardinian Folk-music Instrument. University of Michigan. Akademisk forlag.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Scotland: Armstrong, Robert Bruce (1970). The Irish and Highland harps. Introduction by Seóirse Bodley. New York: Praeger Publishers. ISBN 0-7165-0073-6.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Scotland: Cannon, Roderick David (2002). The Highland Bagpipe and Its Music. John Donald. ISBN 0-85976-549-0.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Scotland: Donaldson, William (2000). The Highland Pipe and Scottish Society, 1750-1950: Transmission, Change and the Concept of Tradition. East Linton, East Lothian, Scotland: Tuckwell Press. ISBN 1-86232-075-6.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Scotland: Donaldson, William (2004). Pipers: A Guide to the Players and Music of the Highland Bagpipe. Tuckwell Press. ISBN 1-86232-291-0.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Scotland: MacNeill, Seumas; Frank Richardson (1987). Piobaireachd and Its Interpretation: Classical Music of the Highland Bagpipe. Donald. ISBN 0-85976-176-2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Scotland: Manson, Wiliam Laird (1901). The Highland Bagpipe: Its History, Literature, and Music. Harvard University. A. Gardner. ISBN 0-7158-1213-0.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Spain: Schirmer, =G. (1986). Spanish Guitar Music: Guitar Solo. Hal Leonard. ISBN 0-7935-3583-2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Spain: Gupta, Rahul (2001). The Symphony Spanish Guitar Book. Gyan Sagar Publication. ISBN 81-7685-015-2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Sweden: Ling, Jan (1979). Nyckelharpan: studier i ett folkligt musikinstrument (in Swedish). Prisma. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Switzerland: Bachmann-Geiser, Brigitte (1999). Das Alphorn : vom Lock- zum Rockinstrument (in German). Bern: P. Haupt. ISBN 3-258-05640-4. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Trinidad and Tobago: Adams, Norman Darway; Austin O Agho (2005). Stories in Steel: The True Account of the Invention of the Steelpan. Morvant, Trinidad: Jhullian Graphics. ISBN 976-8194-50-2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Trinidad and Tobago: Hayward, Rachel (1993). The Steelpan Handbook. Piper Publications.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Trinidad and Tobago: Wilson, Salah A. (1999). Steelpan Playing with Theory: A Simple, Hands-on, Practical and Theoretical Approach. Salahpan. ISBN 0-9686188-0-4.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Wales: Andersson, Otto Emanuel (1973). The Bowed-Harp: A Study in the History of Early Musical Instruments. Additional footnotes by Kathleen Schlesinger. New York: AMS Press. ISBN 0-404-56503-4.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Wales: Ellis, Osian (1991). The Story of the Harp in Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales. ISBN 0-7083-1104-0.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Zimbabwe: Grupe, Gerd (2004). Die Kunst des Mbira-Spiels: Harmonische Struktur und Patternbildung in der Lamellophonmusik der Shona in Zimbabwe (in German). Tutzing: Schneider. ISBN 3-7952-1148-4. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Zimbabwe: Berliner, Paul (1981). The Soul of Mbira: Music and Traditions of the Shona People of Zimbabwe. Berkeley, California: University of California Press. ISBN 0-226-04379-7.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Zimbabwe: Brenner, Klaus-Peter (1997). Chipendani und Mbira: Musikinstrumente, nicht-begriffliche Mathematik und die Evolution der harmonischen Progressionen in der Musik der Shona in Zimbabwe. Abhandlungen der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Göttingen, Philologisch-Historische Klasse: 3. Folge, Nr. 221 (in German). Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. ISBN 3-525-82372-X. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>