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Melbay balalaika book Balalaika: the strings of Russian Folk
erhu vst Erhu: The weeping and moving chinese violin
There are only a few instruments that in my opinion can be playd with such great beauty and sadness. The chinese violin or erhu have that distinct weeping sound, with those typically sliding notes that points it as one of the most reknown sounds of Asian music not only en ensembles and orchestras but also as a solo instrument with an everchanging haunting  and sometimes very similar to human voice sound able to convey a great variety of moods (from melancholic to merry)  being even...
gadulka Bulgarian Gadulka or Balkan Fiddle: A bowed string instrument similar to the Rebec and Greek Lyre
  The name  means "to make noise, hum or buzz". The gadulka is an integral part of Bulgarian traditional instrumental ensembles, commonly played in the context of dance music. Sometimes referred as the "Balkan fiddle"sample mp3(streamed from ) so you can make an idea how it sounds like
Kantele and Jouhikko The finnish Jouhikko or Bowed Lyre
Feodor Pratšu playing Jouhikko © MuseovirastoJouhikko  (pronounced yo-hee-ko) is the name given to a distinctively  type of bowed lyre from Finland and Karelia  (an instrument old as human civilisation itself)  though it resembles in some ways types of Baltic Psaltery from further east such as the Slav Gusli, and types of psaltery/lyre hybrids found in the archaeological record from Novgorod, Opole etc. It may be descended from these instruments rather than from the Round...
bandura instrument Ukranian Bandura
B7WET7MYVXUPThe Bandura is the national instrument of Ukranie and a potent symbol of this country. The instrument is also also pretty popular in Russia.  The bandura  combines the elements of a lute and a psaltery.The metal strings are played open with the tips of the fingers and nails in a manner similar to the harp. The sound  when  plucked is really exquisite and somehow bright between the sound of an harp and harpsichord. It produces deep single bass string patterns,...
Sheng Sheng (Chinese mouth Organ): one of the oldest wind instruments
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