Instruments

Traditional instruments of Afghanistan


An overview

The traditional music of Afghanistan is closely associated with instruments, and thus unaccompanied religious singing is not considered music. The cultural diversity of Afghanistan also finds expression in the variety of musical instruments. The following unit will give an overview of relevant musical instruments in Afghanistan, their sound characteristics, construction and historical background.


Three basic questions of organology

  • In what way is the sound being created?
  • In what way is the sound being amplified?
  • In what way is the sound being changed?
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