Jetigen

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Jetigen
Jetigen.jpg
String instrument
Other names A Kazakh jetigen on display in the Kazakhstan National Museum of Instruments.
Classification
Developed Antiquity
Related 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.[1]

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.[2]

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