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Musical instruments

 

Kotsanas Museum of the Ancient Greek Technology

Reconstructions of musical instruments
 
Centre of Greek Musical Tradition                                  

Reconstructed musical instruments and ensemble

Acropolis Museum Educational Material                       

Brief descriptions and drawings

Clip Art                                                                             

Drawings of instruments

Michael Lahanas: Ancient Greek Music                        

Descriptions and illustrations

 

 

 


 

 

 

Notes by Alkis Raftis

Aulos (αυλός)

The corresponding instrument in Greek traditional music is zurna, a pipe with a vibrating reed requiring circular breathing. It comes in various sizes and names according to the region (ζουρνάςπίπιζακαραμούζανιάκαραντουντούκα). It is very widespread all over the Balkans, in Turkey and many other countries.

In my opinion the nearest type to instrument used by Ancient Greeks is launeddas, as found in the traditional music of Sardegna in Italy.

 

 

 

 

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