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String instruments

lute

Musical equipment; String instruments

A musical instrument with strings, played like a guitar. Lutes were used esp in the 14th-17th century.

sitar

Musical equipment; String instruments

Classical stringed instrument, popular in the Indian subcontinent since the middle ages.

kunti

Musical equipment; String instruments

Pegs in a sitar, of which there are different types. The bigger ones hold the main playing strings, whereas the small ones hold the sympathetic strings.

tarb

Musical equipment; String instruments

The sympathetic strings in a sitar, running underneath the raised frets.

sympathetic strings

Musical equipment; String instruments

Auxiliary strings found on many Indian musical instruments and some Western folk instruments. These strings are rarely directly played, rather create an effect of sympathetic resonance when a ...

parda

Musical equipment; String instruments

The raised metal curved frets that are tied to the neck of the sitar.

baajtaar

Musical equipment; String instruments

The main playing string in the sitar. Besides the baajtaar, the sitar will have 20, 21 or 22 other strings, most of which will never be played directly.

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