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List of National Instruments Music

This list contains musical instruments of symbolic or cultural importance within a nation, state, ethnicity, tribe or other group of people.

In some cases, national instruments remain in wide use within the nation (such as the Puerto Rican cuatro), but in others, their importance is primarily symbolic (such as the Welsh triple harp). Danish ethnologist Lisbet Torp has concluded that some national instrument traditions, such as the Finnish kantele, are invented, pointing to the "influence of intellectuals and nationalists in the nationwide promotion of selected musical instruments as a vehicle for nationalistic ideas".[1] Governments do not generally officially recognize national instruments; some exceptions being the Paraguayan harp,[2] the Japanese koto[3] and the Trinidadian steelpan.[4]

This list compiles instruments that have been alleged to be a national instrument by any of a variety of sources, and an instrument's presence on the list does not indicate that its status as a national instrument is indisputable, only that its status has been credibly argued. Each instrument on this list has a Hornbostel-Sachs number immediately below it. This number indicates the instrument's classification within the Hornbostel-Sachs system (H-S), which organizes instruments numerically based on the manner in which they produce sound.[5]

Images and recordings are supplied where available; note that there are often variations within a national musical tradition, and thus the images and recordings may not be accurate in depicting the entire spectrum of the given nation's music, and that some images and recordings may be taken from a region outside the core of the national instrument's home when such distinctions have little relevance to the information present in the image and recordings. A number of countries have more than one instrument listed, each having been described as a national instrument, not usually by the same source; neither the presence of multiple entries for one nation, nor for multiple nations for one instrument, on this list is reflective of active dispute in any instance. Alternative names and spellings are given. These mostly come from alternative spellings within English or alternative methods of transliterating from a foreign language to English, such as the Chinese yangqin, also transliterated yang ch'in and yang qin. Others reflect regions or subcultures within a given nation, such as the Australian didgeridoo which is or has been called didjeridu, yidaki, yiraki, magu, kanbi and ihambilbilg in various Australian Aboriginal languages. All non-English words are italicized.

Nation Instrument Description
H-S number Image
Afghanistan rubab[6][7]
Short-necked three-stringed lute with sympathetic and drone strings, fretted and plucked with a plectrum, with a double-chambered body, the lower part of which is covered in skin, and with three main strings 321.321-6 Rubab.jpg
Albania Çiftelia
Arab oud[8]
Pear-shaped fretless stringed instrument, with five courses of two strings and a single eleventh string, a bent back and a bowl-shaped body, often with up to three soundholes, played with a pick 321.321-6 Oud2.jpg
Argentina bandoneón[9][10]
Button accordion with a box shape, played with both hands using buttons that produce two sets of notes per hand 412.132 Bandoneon-curved.jpg
Argentina guitar[11][12]
Fretted stringed instrument with a hollow body and a soundboard 321.322 Guitar 1.jpg
Armenia duduk[7]
Double-reed pipe with wide reeds made from pieces of cane in a duckbill-type assembly, generally diatonic and with a single octave range 421.211.12 Duduk1.jpg
Australian, Indigenous didgeridoo[13][14]
didjeridu, yidaki, yiraki, magu, kanbi, ihambilbilg
Straight trumpet without fingerholes, traditionally made from a trunk or thick branch of a tree, sometimes with a rim of beeswax around the blowing end, requires circular breathing 423.121.11 Didgeridoo (Imagicity 1070).jpg


Use of goatskins in constructing the bag, similar to the common use of other goat-terms for bagpipes in other nations 422.112.2-62
Bock Dudelsack.jpg
Azerbaijan balaban[16][17]
Set of cylindrical shawm-like instruments, with an air reservoir like a bagpipe 422.121-62 Balaban Azerbaijani.JPG
Baganda peoples of Uganda endongo[18]
Bowl lyre made of lizardskin with strings tied to a piece of wood inserted into two holes on two arms 321.21 COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Lier met acht snaren TMnr 2435-1.jpg
Balochs suroz[19]
Bowed string instrument with a long neck, similar to a fiddle or sarangi and played vertically 321.322
Bangladesh dotara[20]
Small stringed instrument, with plucked metal strings, elongated belly as soundboard and narrow neck ending in a pegbox, decorated with carvings of animals and covered with skin 321.322 Dotar.jpg
Bashkir kurai[21][22]
Long open endblown flute with five fingerholes 421.111.12 Quraybash.jpg
Basotho lesiba[23]
Stringed instrument, blown rather than plucked or strummed, with a single string and tuning noose attached both to a bow and a feather quill, with a frame made from a coconut shell 311.121.222 Lesiba quill.JPG
Bavaria zither[24][25]
Stringed instrument with a soundbox, with strings stretched across it, originally with four melody strings and no more than fifteen accompaniment strings 314.122 Citera kiendel.jpg
Bhutan dranyen[26]
dranyen, dramnyen
Seven-stringed lute, fretless, long-necked and double-waisted with rosette-shaped sound hole 321.321 Nepalese instrument-2.jpg
Bolivia charango[27]
Fretted, hollow-bodied bowl lute, usually with four or five doubled strings, with as many as eleven tunings, traditionally made from an armadillo shell 321.321-6 Charango boliviano.JPG
Brazil guitar[28]
Fretted six-stringed instrument with a soundboard and a hollow body, originally with steel strings, but now more commonly with nylon 321.322 Guitar 1.jpg
Brazil berimbau[29]
Single-stringed musical bow
Toque de Angola on unaccompanied berimbau 
311.121.221 Hn caxixi baqueta vadero.jpg
Brazil pandeiro[30]
Handheld frame drum with metal jingles (platinelas) attached, tuned through adjusting the tension of the head, can also be shaken or rasped 211.311
Bulgaria gaida[31]
Bagpipe with three types of chanters, one a simple reed, open at one end, another a small, conical tube with eight fingerholes, one of which is the flea-hole (a small hole made out of a tube that can raise any note a half-step), and the last is a long, no-holed drone 422.22-62 Bg piper.jpeg
China guqin[32][33]
A plucked seven-string zither with open strings and a range of about four octaves 312.22 Gugin -front&back.jpg
China guzheng[34]
zheng, gu-zheng
Half-tube zither, rectangular with three sound holes on the bottom, now with twenty-one strings most typically, pentatonic tuning, strings are plucked by hand 312.22-5 Guzheng 02.jpg
China pipa[35]
Pear-shaped bowl lute with a neck, played by plucking 321.321-5 Pipa MET DP216711.jpg
China yangqin[7]
yang ch'in, yang qin
Hammered dulcimer, with a trapezoidal sounding board and traditionally bronze strings, struck with rubber-tipped bamboo hammers 314.122-4 Yangqin1.jpg
Colombia cuatro[36]
Fretted stringed instrument with a hollow body and with four strings 321.322 Venezuelan cuatro.jpg
Colombia Tiple Colombiano[37]
Small guitar-like fretted instrument with twelve strings arranged in four triple-strung courses. 321.322 Tiple.jpg
Costa Rica marimba[38]
Xylophone-like instrument with gourd resonators, two sets of overlapping keys, struck with mallets 111.222-4 Marimba.jpg
Corsica cetera
ceterina, cetara
A musical instrument of the cittern family, common in Corsica. 111.224-4 Cetera.jpg
Crete lyra[39]
Three-stringed fretted, pear-shaped instrument with a hollow body and a vaulted back, propped up on the knee 321.21 Lyres-creta.jpg
Croatia tamburica and Lijerica[40][41]
Lute-like stringed instrument with a long neck, picked or strummed, variable number of strings 321.321 Celovic, instrument.png
Cuba tres[42]
Guitar-like instrument with a neck and three courses of two strings each 321.322 Trescubano.jpg
Dagara peoples of Ghana gyil[43]
Xylophone-like calabash gourd with holes covered in spider silk, wooden frame, struck with a hammer 111.222-4 Africangyilanddrum.jpg
Ecuador rondador[44][45]
Set of chorded bamboo panpipes that produces two tones simultaneously, consisting of pieces of cane, placed side by side in order by size and closed at one end, played by blowing across the top of the instrument 421.112.11 Rondador.jpg
Egypt, Ancient harp[46]
Open harp, used in widely varying forms, though originally semi-circular and with five to seven strings, number of strings increased over time, while the size decreased 322.12 Arched Harp (shoulder harp) MET 43.2.1 EGDP013644.jpg
Egypt, Ancient sistrum[47]
U-shaped frame drum with small rings that make sound when shaken 112.112 Mostra Olearie - sistro 1010384.JPG
England English concertina[7]
A small free reed instrument, usually hexagonal in shape. The instrument is played by moving bellows between the hands to blow air over reeds, each note being sounded by a button. 412.132 Wheatstone English Concertina.jpg
England Northumbrian smallpipes[48]
Bellows-blown bagpipes from North East England consisting of a single chanter (generally with keys) and usually four drones. 422.112 BewickPipesDunn.jpg
Etruria kithara[49]
Stringed instrument with a deep soundbox made of two tables, connected by ribs, with strings attached to a tuning bar, played with a plectrum 321.22 Apollo Musagetes Pio-Clementino Inv310.jpg
Finland kantele[1][50][51][52][53]
Zither-harp, traditionally with five strings, now with up to thirty, held in the lap 314.122 Concert kantele.jpg
Finland, especially Swedish-speaking Finns violin[53][54]
Four stringed instrument, bowed, hourglass-shape and an arched top and back
chords on a violin 
321.322 Violin VL100.jpg
Fula tambin[55][56]
sereendu, fulannu
Diagonal diatonic flute without a bell, made from a conical vine, with three finger-holes and a rectangular embouchere with two wings on either side 411.111.22 No image available.svg
Galicia gaita[57][58]
gaita de fole, gaita galega
Diatonic bagpipe with a conical chanter and at least one bass drone, used to accompany both spiritual and secular, as well as lyric and dance music, usually accompanied by a drum (tambour) 422.211.2-62 GaitaGalega.png
Germany waldzither[59]
German lute, also applied to the lute guitar
Cittern with nine steel strings; tuned C, G G, C C, E E, G G; famous for allegedly been played by Martin Luther at the Wartburg 321.322 Hamburger waldzither.jpg
Greece, Ancient aulos[60]
Highly variant double-shawm with a cylindrical bore 422.121 Joueur aulos vase borghese.jpg
Greece, Ancient lyre[61][62]
Stringed instrument, strummed with a plectrum, with the free hand silencing unwanted strings, traditionally made from a tortoise shell 321.21 Mousai Helikon Staatliche Antikensammlungen Schoen80 n1.jpg
Greece, Modern bouzouki[1]
String instrument with a pear-shaped body and a long neck, played with plectrum 321.321 BouzoukiFront.jpg
Guatemala marimba[63][64]
Xylophone-like instrument with gourd resonators, struck with mallets, with a two level keyboard so it can play the full chromatic scale 111.222-4 Marimba grand.jpg
Hawaii ukulele[65]
String instrument derived from the Portuguese braguinha, from the Hawaiian uku lele, jumping flea, referring to the swift fingerwork the instrument requires
chords on a ukulele 
321.322 Ukulele1.png
Hungary cimbalom[66]
czimbalom, cymbalom, cymbalum, ?ambal, tsymbaly, tsimbl, santouri, santur
Chromatic hammered dulcimer with four legs 314.122-4 Cymbalum.jpg
India saraswati veena[67]
Semitonically fretted lute with a long, cylindrical shape, resting on two gourds 311.222 Veena.png
Indonesia angklung[68][69]
Two bamboo tubes, closed at one end and with tongues, attached to a square frame, played by shaking from side to side, causing the tongues to vibrate 112.122 Eight-pitch Angklung, Mitchell Park, Milwaukee.jpg
Iran tar[70]
The musical instrument, which has 6 wires and is the main instrument in traditional Iranian music, is produced by Mazzrab. 314.122-4 Iranian tar.jpg
Ireland Irish Harp (Cruit or Cláirseach)
Polychord wire-strung harp with a fore-pillar 322.221 Celtic harp dsc05425.jpg
Ireland Great Irish Warpipes Píob Mhór
In modern times this instrument is essentially identical to the Great Highland Bagpipe {{{Number}}} No image available.svg
Ireland Uilleann Pipes Píobaí Uilleann, Union Pipes
Pump blown Bagpipe {{{Number}}} UilleannPipes.jpg
Israel kinnor[71]
David's harp
Biblically described historic instrument, probably a cithara; in modern Hebrew, refers to the violin 321.22 Davids-harp.jpg
Italy mandolin[72]
Stringed instrument
Mandolin performance 
321.321 Mandolin MET DP169023.jpg
Japan koto[73]
Long and hollow thirteen-stringed instrument 312.22-7 Japanese Koto.jpg
Jewish shofar[74]
Horn, flattened by heat and hollowed, used for more religious than purely secular purposes, made from the horn of an animal, most typically a ram or kudu 423.121.1 Jemenittisk sjofar av kuduhorn.jpg
Kazakhstan dombra[75][76]
Fretted, long-necked lute with a round body, played by plucking with a plectrum 321.321-6 Dombra1.jpg
Kenya nyatiti[77][78][79]
3-foot-long (0.91 m) harp, plucked with both hands, made of wood and goat or antelope skin 321.21-5 Nyatiti.jpg
Khoikhoi goura[80]
Single stringed instrument, blown rather than plucked or strummed, with the string attached to a coconut shell resonator and with a tension noose wrapped around the string to adjust the pitch 311.121.222
Korea gayageum[81][82]
kayagum, kayago
zither-like string instrument, with 12 strings. 312.22-5 Gayageum 12 string.jpg
Kyrgyzstan komuz[83][84]
Three-stringed fretless lute, made from wood with gut strings 321.321 Komuz.jpg
Lanna (Northern Thailand) pin pia[85]
Chest-resonated stick zither with two to five strings 311.221
Laos khene[86]
Mouth organ with bamboo tubes, attached in pairs to the mouthpiece, and with fixed free reeds 412.132 Khenesarong.jpg
Latvia kokles[87][88]
Diatonic, lute-like string instrument 314.122 Latgales kokle.jpg
Lebanon darbuka[89]
Goblet-shaped hand drum 211.261.21 Darbuka drum 1.JPG
Lithuania birbyne[90]
Aerophone, can be single- or double-reed, with or without a mouthpiece 422 Birbyne front back.jpg
Lithuania kankl?[91]
Stringed instrument 314.122 Kankles.jpg
Lobi peoples of Ghana gyil[43]
Keyed calabash gourds with holes covered in spider silk, wooden frame 111.222-4 Africangyilanddrum.jpg
Madagascar valiha[92][93]
Tubular zither 312.11 Valiha player in Ambohimahasoa.jpg
Mandinka of West Africa balo[94][95]
balafon, bala, balafo, bala, balaphone, balaphon, balaphong, balphone, balangi, balani, gyil
Set of wooden pieces, mounted on gourds, in a frame and played using two rubber-tipped mallets, held in hands with iron cylinders and rings attached to add a jingling sound 111.212
Maroons of Jamaica abeng[96]
Aerophone made from the end of a cow horn with the tip broken off on the side, which is blown into 423.122.2 No image available.svg
Mexico marimba[97]
Xylophone-like instrument with wooden square tubes resonators, struck with mallets, with a two level keyboard so it can play the full chromatic scale 111.222-4 Marimba.jpg
Mongolia morin khuur[98][99]
horse-head fiddle, igil
Two-stringed instrument, held between the legs, with a trapezoidal body and a horse's head typically carved on the upper edge of the pegbox 321.322 Morin khuur.jpg
Montenegro gusle[100]
Stringed instrument, round, typically with one string bound at the top of the neck with a tuning peg 321.321-71 Gusle na Cetinju.jpg
Myanmar saung-gauk[101]
saung, Burmese harp
Arched harp with sixteen strings, attached to the harp with red cotton tassels 322.11 Myanmar Saung.JPG
Nepal madal[102]
Double-headed cylindrical drum, slightly bulging at the waist, held horizontally and played double-handed 211.212.1 Madal nepal krish.jpg
Netherlands fiddle[103]
Four-stringed instrument, bowed 321.322 Violin VL100.png
Nicaragua marimba[104]
Xylophone-like instrument with gourd resonators 111.222-4 Marimba.jpg
Norway Hardingfele[50][105][106]
Hardanger fiddle
Ornately decorated fiddle with four main strings and four resonating strings beneath them, which are not touched by the bow 321.322-71 FeleHel (2).jpg
Norway langeleik[50]
Rectangular zither with five or six strings, one melody string and several drone strings 314.122 Langeleik.jpg
Pakistan Daf[107]
dafli, dap, def, tef, defi, gaval, duf, duff, dof
It is a Pakistani version of frame drum musical instrument 211.311 Aserbaidschanische Volksinstrument Gaval 2.JPG
Paraguay harp, Paraguayan[108][109][110]
Diatonic harp with 32, 36, 38 or 40 strings, made from tropical wood and with songs in the Guarani language, with an exaggerated neck-arch, played with the fingernail 322.211 Paraguayan harp.jpg

Peru cajón[111][112]
Wooden box with a hole in one side, derived from containers used to transport agricultural products by portworkers 111.221 ToneCajon-Snare.jpg
Peru charango[113]
charanga, chillador
Guitar-like instrument, most commonly with ten strings in two courses and made from an armadillo back 321.321-6 Charango.jpg
Philippines Kudyapi[114]
rondalla plucked chordophone with 14 strings tuned F# B E A D G. 321.321 Original bandurria.jpg
Polynesia nose flute[115]
Flute, made from a single piece of bamboo, with three holes to blow into from the nostrils, with fingerholes 421.111.22 NoseFlute.jpg
Portugal Portuguese guitar[116]
Fretted stringed instrument with a hollow body 321.322 Fado2 - chitarre.jpg
Puerto Rico cuatro[117]
Fretted stringed instrument with a hollow body, derived from the Spanish tiple and other stringed instruments, made from carved wood with strings (ten, in five sets of two) of leather strips or dried animal gut 321.322 Thinline Cuatro.jpg
Rome, Ancient tibiae[118]
aulos (Greek name)
Double-reed shawm, played paired 422.122 Auloi from Paestum (14593167246).jpg
Russia Garmon[119]
Garmon, bellow-driven free reed with keys or buttons to modify the air flow
chords on an accordion 
412.132 Busking Accordionist.jpg
Russia balalaika[7]
Family of triangle-shaped lute-type instruments 321.32 Balaika, Nordisk familjebok.png
Russia gusli[120]
Zither-like instrument with between eleven and thirty-six strings, tuned diatonically 314.122 Russ instr gusli shlem.GIF
Russia spoons[121]
Painted wooden teaspoons, used as a percussion instrument 111.141 Cuillère instrument.jpg
Ryukyus of Japan sanshin[122]
Three stringed banjo-like instrument, covered with snakeskin 321.312-6 Sanshin.jpg
Sakha khomus[123]
jaw harp, made from a reed attached to a frame, plucked 121.221 Demir-Xomus.jpg
Scotland bagpipe, highland[1][124][125]
Bagpipe with a chanter, blowpipe, two tenor drones and a bass drone 422.112.2-62
Stand of great highland bagpipes.jpg
Serbia Accordion[126]
Accordion, bellow-driven free reed with keys or buttons to modify the air flow
chords on an accordion 
412.132 A convertor free-bass piano-accordion and a Russian bayan.jpg
Serbia frula[127]
svirala, jedinka
End-blown wooden flute with six fingerholes 421.211.12 Fluiers.jpg
Serbia gajda[31]
Bagpipe with three types of chanters, one a simple reed, open at one end, another a small, conical tube with eight fingerholes, one of which is the flea-hole (a small hole made out of a tube that can raise any note a half-step), and the last is a long, no-holed drone 422.22-62 Bg piper.jpeg
Serbia gusle[128]
Stringed instrument, round, typically with one string bound at the top of the neck with a tuning peg
Serbian gusle 
321.321-71 Serbian Gusle.jpg
Slovakia fujara[129][130]
Endblown long bass diatonic fipple flute 421.211.12 Fujaro ludado tuta bildo.jpg
Slovenia accordion[131]
Accordion, bellow-driven free reed with keys or buttons to modify the air flow
chords on an accordion 
412.132 Estrella 24-bass accordion.jpg
South Africa lesiba
rattle stick
The lesiba, and gora or goura, are members of a class of "unbraced mouth-resonated bow[s]" with a flattened quill attached to a long string, stretched over a hard stick, acting as the main source of vibration 423.121.12
Spain guitar[12][132]
Fretted stringed instrument, long-necked with a flat soundboard and back, and incurved sides 321.322 Guitar 1.jpg
Sweden drejelire[50][53]
Hurdy-gurdy that uses a rosined wheel to create sound 321.322-72 Hurdy-Gurdy.jpg
Sweden nyckelharpa[50][133]
Bowed keyed fiddle 321.322-71 Nyckelharpa.jpg
Swedish Estonia talharpa[134]
Bowed lyre with no fingerboard 321.22-71 Talharpa, by Charlie Bynum, Silver Spoon Music, NL 2014.jpg
Switzerland alphorn[135][136]
Long wooden conical trumpet, bent at the end, with turned boxwood mouthpieces, traditionally used by herdsmen 423.121.12 Alphorn-MJ.jpg
Trinidad and Tobago steelpan[4][137][138]
Barrel-shaped percussion instruments, tuned chromatically, originally made from discarded 55 gallon drums 111.241.2 Aasteeldrum.jpg
Turkey saz[139][140]
ba?lama, kopuz
Fretted lute with a long neck, pear-shaped body, and three courses of seven steel strings 321.321-6 SAZ Instrument 5270.jpg
Turkmenistan dutar[141]
Plucked string instrument with two strings and a long neck, strummed or plucked 321.322 Joueur de dutar ouzbek.jpg
Tuva igil[142]
Horse-head fiddle
Small fiddle 321.322 Igil oktober saya front view.gif
Tuva khomus[143]
Jaw harp, made from a reed attached to a frame, plucked 121.221 Demir-Xomus.jpg
Tuva morin khuur[142]
Horse-head fiddle
Large fiddle with a wooden sound box and two strings attached to tuning pegs in the neck 321.322 Mongolian Musician.jpg
Ukraine bandura[144]
Diatonic, unfretted lute-like string instrument, traditionally carved from a single block of wood 321.321 Chernihiv-style bandura.jpg
United States Appalachian dulcimer[145][146]
dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, lap dulcimer, fretted dulcimer, dulcimore, et al.
Fretted string instrument of the zither family, typically with three or four strings, originally played in the Appalachian region of the United States. The body extends the length of the fingerboard, and its fretting is generally diatonic. 321.312-5 Appalachian dulcimer.JPG
United States banjo[147][148]
Membrane-topped four or five string fretted instrument, plucked or strummed with fingers or a plectrum. Probably African American in origin. 321.312-5 Banjo.jpg
Uzbekistan doira[149]
Round, flat drum with shakers made of metal inside and a horse-skin head 211.311
Dayra player.jpeg
Uzbekistan karnay[150][151]
Long brass trumpet with a mouthpiece 423.121.12 ? .JPG
Venezuela cuatro[36][152][153]
Guitar-like lute with four strings, usually strummed 321.322 Venezuelan cuatro.jpg
Venezuela harp, Venezuelan[153]
Diatonic harp, with an exaggerated neck arch, similar to the Paraguayan harp 322.211 Venezuelanharpguitar.jpg
Vietnam ?àn b?u[154]
321.22 Vietnamese musical instrument Dan bau 2.jpg
Wales crwth[154]
Six-stringed instrument with a flat fingerboard, fretless 321.22 Crwth-in-case.jpg
Wales harp, triple[155][156][157]
Harp with no blades or levers, with three rows of strings, the outer two tuned in a diatonic scale and the inner one tuned to the extra semitones of the chromatic scale 322.212.1 Welsh triple harp.jpg
Yugoslavia gusle[158]
Stringed instrument, round, typically with one string bound at the top of the neck with a tuning peg
Serbian gusle 
321.321-71 Serbian Gusle.jpg
Zimbabwe mbira[159][160]
thumb piano
Plucked lamellophone, consisting of staggered keys attached to a board, with a halved calabash gourd as resonator 122.12 Mbira1.png


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  137. ^ "NIU Steel Band leaders Teague, Alexis, share honors, dream big about steelpan's place in music world". Northern Illinois University. September 13, 2005. Archived from the original on August 5, 2012. Retrieved 2007. (In Trinidad and Tobago), the steel pan was invented and remains the national instrument.
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  139. ^ "Saz". Glossary. National Geographic. Archived from the original on December 26, 2007. Retrieved 2007. Considered the national instrument of Turkey.
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  149. ^ Corneli, Zoe (February 22, 2007). "Stanford Pan-Asian Musical Festival". The World. PRI. Archived from the original on October 31, 2007. Retrieved 2007. Abbos Kasimov, the premier percussionist from Uzbekistan, is playing his national instrument, the doira.
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  153. ^ a b Nidel, Richard (2005). World Music: The Basics. Routledge. pp. 349. ISBN 0-415-96800-3. The cuatro rivals the harp as the national instrument
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  155. ^ Chorley, Henry Fothergill; Henry G. Hewlett (May 1, 1880). "The National Music of the World". The Musical Times and Singing Class Circular. Musical Times Publications Ltd. 21 (447): 240-241. doi:10.2307/3357258. JSTOR 3357258. Much is said... about Welsh airs and the national instrument, the harp
  156. ^ Marson, John (October 1970). "Reviews of Harp Music". The Musical Times. 111 (1532): 1029-1030. doi:10.2307/957286. JSTOR 957286. A people which could cherish the triple harp so long after the rest of the world had dismissed it as obsolete must have more than mere tradition to guide its composers to the national instrument
  157. ^ "Triple Harp". Dolmetsch Online. Retrieved 2007. Today the triple harp is the national instrument of Wales
  158. ^ Lord, Albert B. (1936). "Homer and Huso I: The Singer's Rests in Greek and Southslavic Heroic Song". Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association. The Johns Hopkins University Press. 67: 106-113. doi:10.2307/283230. JSTOR 283230.
  159. ^ "Music in Zimbabwe". Nordiska Afrikainstitutet. March 16, 2006. Archived from the original on December 26, 2007. Retrieved 2007. The instrument is, in slightly varying forms, several centuries old and is found in many parts of Africa, but only in Zimbabwe has it risen to become something of a national instrument
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Further reading

The following are specifically referenced above or are book-length or extended scholarly works documenting a specific national instrument, not including collections of songs.
  • African American: Conway, Cecelia (1995). African Banjo Echoes in Appalachia : A Study of Folk Traditions (1st ed.). Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press. ISBN 0-87049-893-2.
  • African American: Gura, Philip F.; James F. Bollman (1999). America's Instrument: The Banjo in the Nineteenth Century. University of North Carolina Press. ISBN 0-8078-2484-4.
  • African American: Linn, Karen (1994). That Half-Barbaric Twang: The Banjo in American Popular Culture. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 0-252-06433-X.
  • Argentina: Muñoz, R. (1952). Technology of the Argentina Guitar. Buenos Aires.
  • Argentina: Penón, Arturo; Javier García Méndez; Manuel Román; Marcelle Guertin (1988). The Bandonion: A Tango History, A Memoir of Arturo Penón (Petite histoire du bandonéon et du tango). Translated by Tim Barnard. London, Ontario: Nightwood Editions. ISBN 0-88971-111-9.
  • Argentina: Pinnell, Richard T.; Ricardo Zavadivker (1993). The Rioplatense Guitar. Bold Strummer Guitar Study Series: No. 3. Westport, Connecticut: Bold Strummer. ISBN 0-933224-42-7.
  • Arab: Bilezikjian, John (2006). Hal Leonard Oud Method. Hal Leonard Corporation. ISBN 0-634-07786-4.
  • Armenia: Nercessian, Andy (2001). The Duduk and National Identity in Armenia. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0-8108-4075-8.
  • Australia: Schellberg, Dirk (1994). Didgeridoo: Ritual Origins and Playing Techniques. Binkey Kok. ISBN 90-74597-13-0.
  • Australia: Moyle, A. (1981). "The Australian Didjeridu: A Late Musical Intrusion". World Archaeology. 12 (3): 321-331. doi:10.1080/00438243.1981.9979807.
  • Baganda (Uganda): Makubuya, James Kika (1995). Endongo: The Role and Significance of the Baganda Bowl Lyre of Uganda. Los Angeles: University of California.
  • Bavaria: Alpenfolklorismus, Volksmusik, Bayern-Pop. Niederbayerische Blätter für Volksmusik; Nr. 7 (in German). Dingolfing: Wälischmiller'sche Buchdruckerei. 1986.
  • Brazil: Crowdy, Denis (2001). "Hybridity and Segregation in the Guitar Cultures of Brazil". In Andy Bennett; Kevin Dawe (eds.). Guitar Cultures. Oxford, New York: Berg. ISBN 1-85973-429-4.
  • Brazil: Gregory, Jonathan (2007). A Comprehensive Guide to Brazilian Pandeiro. Booksurge. ISBN 978-1-4196-7284-2.
  • China: Gao, Ming (1980). The Lute: Gao Ming's Pipa Ji (Pi pa ji). Translations from the Oriental Classics. Translated by Jean Mulligan. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 0-231-04760-6.
  • China: Myers, John (1992). The Way of the Pipa: Structure and Imagery in Chinese Lute Music. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press. ISBN 0-87338-455-5.
  • Finland: Rahkonen, Carl John (1989). The Kantele Traditions of Finland. Indiana University.
  • Ancient Greece: Schlesinger, Kathleen; J.F. Mountford (1970). The Greek Aulos. Groningen: Bouma's Boekhuis. ISBN 90-6088-027-7.
  • Guatemala: Armas Lara, Marcial (1964). El renacimiento de la danza guatemalteca y el origen de la marimba. José de Pineda Ibarra (in Spanish). Guatemala, Centro Editorial: Ministerio de Educación Pública.
  • Guatemala: Chenoweth, Vida (1964). The Marimbas of Guatemala. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press.
  • Guatemala: Pellicer, Sergio Navarrete (2005). Maya Achi Marimba Music in Guatemala. Temple University Press. ISBN 1-59213-292-8.
  • Hawaii: Beloff, Jim (1997). The Ukulele: A Visual History. Emeryville, California: Miller Freeman Books. ISBN 0-87930-454-5.
  • India: Annapoorna, L. (1996). Veena Tradition in Indian Music. Kanishka. ISBN 81-7391-140-1.
  • Ireland: Armstrong, Robert Bruce (1970). The Irish and Highland Harps. Introduction by Seóirse Bodley. New York: Praeger Publishers. ISBN 0-7165-0073-6.
  • Ireland: Clark, Nora Joan (2003). The Story of the Irish Harp: Its History and Influence. North Creek Press. ISBN 0-9724202-0-7.
  • Ireland: Rimmer, Joan (1969). The Irish Harp. Cork: Mercier Press for the Cultural Relations Committee. ISBN 0-85342-151-X.
  • Japan: Adriaansz, Willem (1973). The Kumiuta and Danmono Traditions of Japanese Koto Music. Los Angeles: University of California. ISBN 0-520-01785-4.
  • Japan: Johnson, Henry (2004). The Koto: A Traditional Instrument in Contemporary Japan. Hotei. ISBN 90-74822-63-0.
  • Japan: Kubota, Hideki (1986). Yakumogoto no shirabe: Shinwa to sono kokoro ( : / ?) (in Japanese). ?saka-shi: T?h? Shuppan. ISBN 4-88591-144-3.
  • Japan: Wade, Bonnie C. (1976). Tegotomono: Music for the Japanese Koto. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. ISBN 0-8371-8908-X.
  • Latvia: Niles, Christina Jaremko (1980). The Baltic Folk Zithers: An Ethnological and Structural Analysis (M.A.). UCLA.
  • Lithuania: Niles, Christina Jaremko (1980). The Baltic Folk Zithers: An Ethnological and Structural Analysis (M.A.). UCLA.
  • Mexico: Kaptain, Laurence (1992). The Wood That Sings: The Marimba in Chiapas, Mexico. Everett, Pennsylvania: HoneyRock. ISBN 0-9634060-0-0.
  • Mexico: Solís, Ted (1983). The Marimba in Mexico City: Contemporary Contexts of a Traditional Regional Ensemble (Ph. D.). University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Mongolia: Marsh, Peter K. (2004). Horse-Head Fiddle and the Cosmopolitan Reimagination of Mongolia. Routledge. ISBN 0-203-00551-1.
  • Mongolia: Santaro, Mikhail (2005). Strings That Conquered the World: Morin Khuur, the Mongolian Horse-head Fiddle. Admon. ISBN 99929-0-376-7.
  • Norway: Een, Andrea Ruth (1977). Comparison of Melodic Variants in the Hardingfele Repertoire of Norway. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Norway: Goertzen, Chris (1997). Fiddling for Norway: Revival and Identity. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 0-226-30049-8.
  • Norway: Hopkins, Pandora (1986). Aural Thinking in Norway: Performance and Communication With the Hardingfele. Foreword by Jan-Petter Blom. Appendix by Magne Myhren. New York: Human Sciences Press. ISBN 0-89885-253-6.
  • Portugal: Cabral, Pedro Caldeira (1999). The Portuguese Guitar. Lisbon.
  • Sardinia: Bentzon, Andreas Fridolin Weis (1969). The Launeddas: A Sardinian Folk-music Instrument. University of Michigan. Akademisk forlag.
  • Scotland: Cannon, Roderick David (2002). The Highland Bagpipe and Its Music. John Donald. ISBN 0-85976-549-0.
  • Scotland: Donaldson, William (2000). The Highland Pipe and Scottish Society, 1750-1950: Transmission, Change and the Concept of Tradition. East Linton, East Lothian, Scotland: Tuckwell Press. ISBN 1-86232-075-6.
  • Scotland: MacNeill, Seumas; Frank Richardson (1987). Piobaireachd and Its Interpretation: Classical Music of the Highland Bagpipe. Donald. ISBN 0-85976-176-2.
  • Scotland: Manson, Wiliam Laird (1901). The Highland Bagpipe: Its History, Literature, and Music. Harvard University. A. Gardner. ISBN 0-7158-1213-0.
  • Spain: Schirmer, G. (1986). Spanish Guitar Music: Guitar Solo. Hal Leonard. ISBN 0-7935-3583-2.
  • Spain: Gupta, Rahul (2001). The Symphony Spanish Guitar Book. Gyan Sagar Publication. ISBN 81-7685-015-2.
  • Sweden: Ling, Jan (1979). Nyckelharpan: studier i ett folkligt musikinstrument (in Swedish). Prisma.
  • Switzerland: Bachmann-Geiser, Brigitte (1999). Das Alphorn : vom Lock- zum Rockinstrument (in German). Bern: P. Haupt. ISBN 3-258-05640-4.
  • Trinidad and Tobago: Adams, Norman Darway; Austin O Agho (2005). Stories in Steel: The True Account of the Invention of the Steelpan. Morvant, Trinidad: Jhullian Graphics. ISBN 976-8194-50-2.
  • Trinidad and Tobago: Hayward, Rachel (1993). The Steelpan Handbook. Piper Publications.
  • Wales: Andersson, Otto Emanuel (1973). The Bowed-Harp: A Study in the History of Early Musical Instruments. Additional footnotes by Kathleen Schlesinger. New York: AMS Press. ISBN 0-404-56503-4.
  • Wales: Ellis, Osian (1991). The Story of the Harp in Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales. ISBN 0-7083-1104-0.
  • Zimbabwe: Berliner, Paul (1981). The Soul of Mbira: Music and Traditions of the Shona People of Zimbabwe. Berkeley, California: University of California Press. ISBN 0-226-04379-7.
  • Zimbabwe: Brenner, Klaus-Peter (1997). Chipendani und Mbira: Musikinstrumente, nicht-begriffliche Mathematik und die Evolution der harmonischen Progressionen in der Musik der Shona in Zimbabwe. Abhandlungen der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Göttingen, Philologisch-Historische Klasse: 3. Folge, Nr. 221 (in German). Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. ISBN 3-525-82372-X.

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