bīn (Family of ancient Indian stick zither chordophones)

~ Family


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.


used in:hindustani classical
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 tube zither)
has hybrids:bin-sitar (Hybrid fretted stick-zither)
Wikidata:Q5266546 [info]