Musical Instrument Glossary X

Xafoon

A small bamboo saxophone made in Maui (Hawaii) by saxophonist Brian Wittman.

Xel-xuur

Mouth harp made out of iron or bamboo. Mongolia.

Xeremia

Mallorcan (Balearic Islands) bagpipe. Spain

Xhile

Metallic finger cymbals. Albania.

Xiao

An end-blown vertical flute. It is made of bamboo and has six holes. The xiao makes soft and low-pitched sounds. Variations include the dongxiao, qinxiao and nanxiao. China.

Xiaocha

Small cymbals. China.

Xirula

Basque spelling of the chirula, a short 3-holed flute. Spain.

Xitende

A plucked, one-string musical bow with gourd resonator. Mozambique.

Xun

An egg-shaped ocarina made out of clay and earth mix. It has an opening on top for blowing. China.

Xun
Xun

Xun

Hammered dulcimer played with two bamboo mallets. China.

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