lamellophone

~ Percussion instrument

Description

Lamellophones are a family of musical instruments which have one or more long thin plates - "lamella" or "tongues" - which are fixed at one end and free at the other end. The free end is plucked, causing the plate to vibrate.

Annotation

Hornbostel-Sachs: 12

Annotation last modified on 2014-08-05 12:32 UTC.

Relationships

subtypes: Guitaret (electric lamellophone)
aman khuur (mongolian jew's harp)
jew's harp
khulsan khuur (bamboo mongolian jew's harp)
marímbula
mbira
musical box
temür khuur (steel mongolian jew's harp)
type of: idiophone
Wikidata: Q936762 [info]