Jouhikko

 

 

The jouhikko is a usually three-stringed Finnish bowed lyre, also called jouhikannel (see kantele). Its strings are usually of horsehair, tuned dč-a-eč with the middle a string functioning as a drone. The strings are fingered with the nails or the top of the fingers, rather similarly as on the igil or the sarangi.

A related instrument is the four-stringed Estonian talharpa

 

 

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