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Top Ancient Musical Instruments around the world

Instruments or music is always been a source of relief or happiness to all. So here are a few instruments that have been used in the ancient times and most of them are still a resemblance of the ones which was used before.

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Aztec instruments

Aztec instruments

The Mexicans used these instruments in the ancient days. The Aztec music is a lighthearted and soft music which was used for commemorate the deeds of great rulers, or, of course, the gods. these instruments are still used in local community festivals even today. Here is the music where the drums are used

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Sarangi

Sarangi

Sarangi is an instrument from India (ca.1865). It is a bowed string instrument covered in skin for resonator. Made from a single wood block. this is a resemblance to veena or guitar.

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Mouth organ (sho)

Mouth organ (sho)

This instrument was made in 1715 made by shito priest and its from Japan. It has 17 pipes made of banboo and the rings are made of silver.

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Cithara or Kithara

Cithara or Kithara

Kithara is a string instrument from ancient Greek. Guitar is derived from kithara, It was associated with god Apollo. It was mostly played for accompany dancers and was also played in receptions, banquets, national games, and trials of skill.

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Vessel rattle

Vessel rattle

Vessel rattle is a Native North American Instrument. It has a body carved in shape of raven, on top of it there is a humanoid figure with a frog on top. This is made of wood, shell, pigment and leather.

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PiPa

PiPa

Pipa is a four string Chinese instrument. It is one of the most popular instrument which is being played from almost 2000 years. Pipa belongs under plucked category of instruments.

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Harp

Harp

Very old form of Egyptian Harp, which resembling our modern violin. one of the oldest instrument and that can be seen depicted on wall painting in Ancient Egyptian tombs that date back to 3000 BC.

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BIBLICAL "NEVEL" LYRE 

BIBLICAL "NEVEL" LYRE 

It is an ancient Jewish musical instrument. To recreate the sound of the nevel from the biblical time, they created this Mid East ethic instrument. this is a Mid East Ethnic Instrument's evocation of the Biblical Nevel, of the timeless Jewish folk song "Hava Nagila"