The world’s oldest flute.  It was carved from the bone of a griffon vulture approximately 35,000 years ago.  Archaeologists found it at Hohle Fels Cave in Germany.

The world’s oldest flute. It was carved from the bone of a griffon vulture approximately 35,000 years ago. Archaeologists found it at Hohle Fels Cave in Germany.

An early bass instrument with a mouthpiece like a brass instrument and side holes like a woodwind.

An early bass instrument with a mouthpiece like a brass instrument and side holes like a woodwind.

Literally, Gu Qin means "Ancient Musical Instrument". It is a seven string plucked Chinese musical instrument of zither family. Its sound is very peaceful, like resounding in a valley.

Literally, Gu Qin means "Ancient Musical Instrument". It is a seven string plucked Chinese musical instrument of zither family. Its sound is very peaceful, like resounding in a valley.

RABAB The rabab is the national instrument of Afghanistan used in ancient court music, as well as modern day art and entertainment music.

RABAB The rabab is the national instrument of Afghanistan used in ancient court music, as well as modern day art and entertainment music.

Courting Flute, ca. 1850–1900  Sioux, Great Plains. Red pipestone (catlinite), lead, Native-tanned leather    L. 19 3/4 in. (50.2 cm), Diam. 1 1/2 in. (3.3 cm)  The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889 (89.4.3371)

Courting Flute, ca. 1850–1900 Sioux, Great Plains. Red pipestone (catlinite), lead, Native-tanned leather L. 19 3/4 in. (50.2 cm), Diam. 1 1/2 in. (3.3 cm) The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889 (89.4.3371)

Housed in the British Museum is one of the most extraordinary extant medieval instruments. Dating from the early fourteenth century, this is the only surviving citole, a type of plucked instrument.

Housed in the British Museum is one of the most extraordinary extant medieval instruments. Dating from the early fourteenth century, this is the only surviving citole, a type of plucked instrument.

Pipa  - ancient Chinese stringed instrument

How to Learn the Guzheng

Bandura and Husla by Yurko Avdeev  Ukrainian Folk Instruments

Bandura and Husla by Yurko Avdeev Ukrainian Folk Instruments

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