Arabic musical instruments

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Arabic musical instruments can be broadly classified into three categories: string instruments (chordophones), wind instruments (aerophones), and percussion instruments. They evolved from ancient civilizations in the region.

Drawing of Qanun player in 1859, Jerusalem
Traditional flute player from Iraqi folk troupe
Mizwad, a type of bagpipes played mostly in Tunisia and Libya
Mizmar ini Display
the Riqq is one of the instruments used only in the Egyptian and Arabic music, and in most of its varieties


Plucked lutes[edit]

Tez kara


Bowed lutes[edit]




Reed instruments[edit]

Percussion instruments[edit]

Drums and frame drums[edit]

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Other percussion[edit]