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 Chordophone -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A chordophone is any (Any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds) musical instrument which produces sound primarily by way of a vibrating string or strings stretched between two points.
Most western instruments fall into the second group, but the piano and (A clavier with strings that are plucked by plectra mounted on pivots) harpsichord fall into the first.
This is not true of the violin, because the string passes over a bridge located on the resonator box, so removing the resonator would mean the strings had no tension.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ch/chordophone.htm   (205 words)

  
 chordophone --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Most common of the first category are the violin, viola, violoncello, and double bass of the orchestra, all of which use a horsehair bow for setting their strings into motion.
In the matachines dance-dramas of the Pueblos and Yaqui, the accompaniment of fiddle and guitar or...
Their sound is produced when a slender length of material—usually wire, plastic, silk, or animal gut—is made to vibrate by being stroked with a bow, plucked with a finger or plectrum (pick), or struck with a harder object.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9082350   (654 words)

  
 Instrumentos Tradicionales Ibéricos
The laúd (lute) is a plectrum plucked chordophone with presence in practically the whole peninsula, except in Portugal, where it is substituted by the mandola.
The rabel (folk rebec) is a bowed chordophone very common in the north area of the Iberian Peninsula.
It is a sheperd´s instrument and it consists of one, two or three strings tuned by quarters or fifths, and it sound is produced with a bow of horse manes to which has been applied resin.
www.tamborileros.com /tradiberia/e_cordfon1.htm   (974 words)

  
 Classifying Musical Instruments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The main groups of chordophones are classified according to the relationship between the strings and the resonator.
Subfigure 1.2: Harps are one of the main subcategories of chordophone.
Classify the instruments of the orchestra (see Orchestral Instruments), or the instruments in a group you are familiar with, according to Hornbostel and Sach's system.
cnx.rice.edu /content/m11896/latest   (1514 words)

  
 chordophonesudl
Chordophones produce sound by means of a vibrating strings.
Chordophones are classified as to the relationship of the strings [or oscillator] ] to the body or resonator.
However, strings are not the only vibrating body that can be placed in the Chordophone family.
www.bloomfield.edu /cat/worldmusic/chordophonesudl.htm   (185 words)

  
 THE UD - chordophone
The ud is made of a soundbox that looks a bit like a pear cut lengthwise.
It is without doubt the most widespread chordophone in the world.
It is such a treasure that it can be found in various shapes in a great many different countries.
www.virtualmuseum.ca /Exhibitions/Instruments/Anglais/cmam_j_txt10a_en.html   (620 words)

  
 Vietnam Traditional Music
Co Ke of Muong minority is a bowing chordophone.
The instrument is made from a hornless bamboo tube, as people cut a part of hornless bamboo tube and then get a fabric splitted from each side of the cut part, so as to make such 2 hornless bamboo fabrics still connected with the tube at two ends.
K'ny of Giarai people is a chordophone of bowing branch, consisting of a small hornless bamboo tube with 6 frets, a metal string, a bamboo or hornless bamboo bow.
www.vnstyle.vdc.com.vn /vim/english/information/cd_dt_ht_ncuDGVN3.html   (2774 words)

  
 Is A Bass Guitar A Chordophone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Vihuela Strings A plucked chordophone of the viol family on which the strings are generally arranged in six or seven courses, each paired in
Tar a lute-type chordophone that is widespread in...
Read a description of this simple chordaphone that contrasts its construction with that of "composite chordophones," such as lutes and harps.
www.flupejac.com /is-a-bass-guitar-a-chordophone.html   (207 words)

  
 Buju Banton’s “Murderer”   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Electronic synthesizers, drum set, and chordophones, or a combination of the three most likely generate the instrumental tones heard in the piece.
Then, possibly the most compelling element musically of the piece is the hard bass beat; a device used to add to the symbolic meaning and mood created by the lyrics.
This provides for some variance in the format of rhythm, and even this pattern is played with through the song as the tones are at times cut-off electronically so that only the initial impact of the tone is heard without it’s resonance.
www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu /~vch/phat/papers/murderer.htm   (1377 words)

  
 Chordophone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Un chordophone es cualquier por musical que vibra instrumento que produzca el sonido sobre todo una secuencia o las secuencias estiradas entre dos puntos.
Qué la mayoría de los westerners llamarían los instrumentos de la secuencia se clasifican como chordophones, violines, guitarras, lyres, arpas, por ejemplo.
Hornbostel-Sachs divide chordophones en dos grupos principales: instrumentos sin un resonador que es una pieza integral del instrumento (que tienen la clasificación número 31); e instrumentos con tal resonador (que tienen la clasificación número 32).
www.yotor.net /wiki/es/ch/Chordophone.htm   (317 words)

  
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A banjo is classified as a plucked lute chordophone.
Harps are one of the main subcategories of chordophone.
The sound of an electric guitar begins with a string, but is modified and amplified electronically.
cnx.rice.edu /content/m11896/1.6/source   (1345 words)

  
 Saz World Musical Instruments The Saz is a chordophone and is a member of the long necked Lute family. Such long necked ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Saz World Musical Instruments The Saz is a chordophone and is a member of the long necked Lute family.
Such long necked Lutes have an ancestry that can be traced as far back as the ancient cultures of Babylon and Sumeria.
The Saz is a chordophone and is a member of the long necked Lute family.
www.aboutmusicalinstruments.com /MusicalInstrumentList.asp?CategoryID=86   (455 words)

  
 THE RABAB - chordophone
I am pleased to be able to give you some details about this stringed instrument.
The rabab is a bowed stringed instrument that belongs to the family of chordophones.
It has a total length of 53 cm.
www.virtualmuseum.ca /Exhibitions/Instruments/Anglais/cmam_j_txt09a_en.html   (481 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: National emblem
The Lion Capital of Ashoka is a sculpture, originally atop the Ashoka pillar at Sarnath, of four lions standing back to back.
The harp is a chordophone whose strings are positioned perpendicular to the soundboard.
Yarmulke and Menorah from the Harry S. Truman collection A menorah (sometimes capitalized) is a branched candelabrum with seven candle-holders.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/National-emblem   (5461 words)

  
 All About John
Then in 1995, he released a solo acoustic album called “Bare Bones” and returned to the NYC club circuit in earnest with his own band.
On November 1, 2004 Chordophone Records released the new Speedo and the Cadillacs album “Mr.
We at Chordophone Records hope all you grown-ups/inner children out there will make the time give Mr.
johnmichaelhersey.com /bio.htm   (693 words)

  
 Oud - infoweb
The Persian invaders brought this instrument home and renamed it the Barbet.
This solid bodied chordophone continued its eastward expansion into what is modern day Russia, China and Japan.
In the fifth century, Persians traveled westward to the Arabian Peninsula to help in the rebuilding of the Ka’ba in Mecca.
www.infoweb.co.nz /research/music/instruments/strings/plucked/oud   (895 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Search Results - chordophone
Two zither-family instruments, the hammered dulcimer (Dulcimer) and the medieval psaltery, are ancestors of keyboard chordophones such as the piano,...
On lyres, the strings are anchored to a crossbar supported by two arms that extend from a box- or bowl-shaped resonator; they are coupled to the...
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encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/searchdetail.aspx?q=chordophone&pg=1&grp=dict   (75 words)

  
 chordophone : Definition from the Online Dictionary at Datasegment.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
chordophone : Definition from the Online Dictionary at Datasegment.com
2 definitions found chordophone - Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 : chordophone \chordophone\ n.
[WordNet 1.5] chordophone - WordNet (r) 2.0 (August 2003) : chordophone n : a stringed instrument of the group including harps, lutes, lyres, and zithers
onlinedictionary.datasegment.com /word/chordophone   (62 words)

  
 Merriam-Webster Online
chordophone is one of more than 1,000,000 entries available at Merriam-WebsterUnabridged.com.
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 chordophone - definition, thesaurus and related words from WordNet-Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
chordophone - definition, thesaurus and related words from WordNet-Online
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chordophone - a stringed instrument of the group including harps, lutes, lyres, and zithers
www.wordnet-online.com /chordophone.shtml   (46 words)

  
 Chordophone Records / CD Baby, MP3 music download at eMusic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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 Overstock Auctions Item 2365514 Minstrel Harp chordophone
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General term for musical instruments that produce their sound by setting up vibrations in a stretched string.
'composite chordophone' of the lute type Which traditional music is prevalent in the Atlantic coastal region of Colombia?
www.hpl.lib.tx.us /docstogo/grove&primaryanswers.doc   (448 words)

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