Musical Instrument Glossary Y

Yanggum

Hammered dulcimer. Korea.

Yaogu

Temple or flower drum. China.

Yaraki

One of the aboriginal names for the didjeridu. Australia.

Yataga

A zither constructed as a box with a convex surface and an end bent towards the ground. Also known as yatga. Mongolia.

Yidaki

One of the aboriginal names for the didjeridu. Australia.

Yoik

Sami form of unaccompanied solo singing. Sweden and Norway.

Yotsutake

Bamboo castanets. Japan.

Yueqin

Moon-shaped lute, also known as sixian, moon lute, Chinese lute, moon guitar, or moon violin.

yueqin by Dunhuang
yueqin by Dunhuang

Yuka

Long vertical cylindrical drums of Congolese origin. Cuba.

Yun-lo

As set of ten small tuned gongs of different pitches suspended in a wooden frame. Also known as cloud gong. China.

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