bīn (Family of ancient Indian stick zither chordophones)

~ Family

Description

One of the two subfamilies of Indian chordophones, the North Indian stick zither used in classical Hindustani music has two (or more) large gourd sound resonators and a stick or tube body.
Commonly called "bin", "been" or "bean", the representative is rudra veena, and credits to just "bin" are usually that.

Relationships

from:India
related instruments:veena (Family of ancient Indian lute-like chordophones)
consists of:rudra veena (Ancient large North Indian tube zither)
tritantri veena (Indian medieval three-stringed stick zither)
vichitra veena (Large North Indian fretless sliding stick zither)
has hybrids:bin-sitar (Hybrid fretted stick-zither)