plucked string instruments

~ String instrument


Lute Family:
* resonating body
* a neck
* the strings run along the neck and can be stopped at different pitches
* ex: guitar, bass guitar, mandolin, banjo, balalaika, sitar, pipa

Zither family
* does not have a neck
* the strings are stretched across the soundboard
* ex: autoharp, kantele, gusli, kannel, kankles, kokles, koto, guqin, gu zheng

Harp family:
* strings are perpendicular to the soundboard and do not run across it.
* ex: concert harp, lyre

The harpsichord is also a plucked string instrument, despite not fitting into any of these categories, because its strings are struck or plucked by the plectrum attached to the keys.

The harpsichord, taishogoto, nolin and bulbultarang are all keyed plucked string instruments.

* yoke lute family?
contains such as the lyra (but many are lutes misnamed (eg byzantine))
unsure how differs from harp now.

our Harp and Zither are a pain in the ass and should probably instead by renamed "-family"
- but we all know what will happen if I do that :|
so they'll just have to become crap generic instruments and have everything moved out of them instead.

Annotation last modified on 2020-07-10 14:54 UTC.


lute family
type of:strings
Wikidata:Q230262 [info]