|Other names||A Kazakh jetigen on display in the Kazakhstan National Museum of Instruments.|
The jetigen (Kazakh: жетіген [ʒi̯ɘtɘɣi̯ɘn], or dzhetigan or zhetygen) is a Kazakh seven-stringed zither similar to the Mongolian yatga or Siberian jadagan. The strings were sometimes made of horsehair.
Early instruments took the form of a rectangular box, carved from wood, with strings stretched over the top. Later, a separate sounding board was added, and moveable supports were used to raise each string from the sounding board; the position of each support along its string determined the pitch of that string's note.
- Carole Pegg (2001). Mongolian Music, Dance, & Oral Narrative: Performing Diverse Identities. University of Washington Press. pp. 89–. ISBN 978-0-295-98112-3.
- "Committee of Tourism Industry of the Ministry of Tourism and Sport of the Republic of Kazakhstan :: Kazakh musical instruments". kazakhstan-tourist.isd.kz. 2009. Retrieved 2015-11-29.
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