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Instrument Families - Plucked

 

Guitar Family

"Other" Family

Guitar

Asturias

Composed by Isaac Albéniz

Performed by Ana Vidovic

Balalaika

Performed by Valentina Nikeshicheva

Guitar  (1679 A. Stradivari Sabionari)

Santiago de Murcia – Tarantela

Performed by Rolf Lislevand

Banjo

(American Instrument of African Origin –

Also used in Irish Music)

Foggy Mountain Breakdown

Performed by Willow Osborne

Balalaika and Guitar

Mardjandja (Gypsy Song)

Performed by Alexander Paperny (Balalaika) &

Satoshi Oba (Guitar)

Banjos and Fiddles (Irish)

Performed by Anna Ludlow, Gilligan Boucher &

 the Celtic Umbrella Band

Harp Guitar

Moonlight Sonata

Composed by Beethoven

Performed by Brin Addison

Babatoni (Zimbabwe)

Performed by Gasper Nali

Harp/ Lyre Family

Guit-Steel

Highway Patrol (US Country)

Performed by Junior Brown

Aeolian Wind Harp

On the Irish Coast

Fiddle and Guitar (Irish)

Performed by Unknown

Lyre

Hurrian Hymn no. 6

(The Oldest Known Melody – c. 1400 B.C.)

Performed by Michael Levy

Guitarron (Mexico)

Improvisation

Performed by Taylor Fuentes

Begena (Ethiopia)

Performed by Unknown

Lute Family

Zither Family

Archlute (Arciluto)

Allet du Dauphin

Performed by Robert Ballard

Appalachian Dulcimer (Mountain Dulcimer)

Whiskey Before Breakfast (US Folk/ Bluegrass)

Performed by Stephen Seifert

Domra

Nightingale

Composed by Alexander Aliabieve

Performed by Peter Omelschenko and the Russian Folk Orchestra

Autoharp (Irish)

Performed by Karen Mueller

Domra

Performed by Vera Makhan and the Academic Orchestra of Russian Folk Instruments

Autoharp (Modern)

Fields of Gold

Composed by Sting

Performed by Jo Ann Smith

Oud (‘Ud)

Udi 20 Secme Klasik Eser

Performed by Unknown

Koto

Tegoto (Japanese)

Michio Miyagi

Rubab

Rag: Bayag (Odo Sanupran) (Afghanistan)

Performed by Mohamed Omar

Keyboard Family

Harpsicord (Arpicordo)

Barafostus Dreame

Transcribed by Francis Tregian

Performed by Unknown

Theorbo

Prelude et Allemande

Performed by Robert de Visée

Ukulele

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Performed by Israel “Iz” Kamakawiwo’ole