veena (Family of ancient Indian lute-like chordophones)

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One of the two subfamilies of Indian chordophones, the South Indian gourd lute used in classical Carnatic music has a single gourd music-box (sometimes a secondary small resonator gourd) with an often hollow neck.
Commonly called just "veena" or "vina", the representative is Saraswati veena, and credits to just "veena" are usually that.


used in:carnatic classical
derivations:sitar (Indian long-necked fretted gourdlute)
related instruments:bīn (Family of ancient Indian stick zither chordophones)
consists of:chitra veena (Large South Indian fretless Carnatic slide lute)
Saraswati veena (Ancient Carnatic veena lute)
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Wikidata:Q959769 [info]
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