rebab (Generic rebab catch-all)
~ String instrument
"Rebab" (and other variant spellings) is the name for chiefly these 3 types of bowed/plucked string instrument families:
- Large, short necked boatshaped "sarinda" type, here the kabuli rebab
- Small, long necked spike fiddle "huqyin" type, here the Indonesian rebab
- various sizes, varying necklength, pearshaped "Cretan lyra" type, here the bowed lutes proper
Given the name cross-overs they are confused with eachother in most sources. Curiously, this cross-over confusion extends to related but separately or similarly named instruments as well, for example Ghijak (a spikefiddle) and Ghaychak (a boat-shaped).
It is, for the meantime, unknown how, if at all, these 3 subtypes are related.
For the spike fiddle used in gamelan, see Indonesian rebab.
For the plucked, boat-shaped Afghani instrument also know as kabuli rabab, see rubab.
For the medieval Indian plucked lute see Seni rebab.
For the medieval European pear-shaped fiddle see rebec.
|derivations:||rubab (Ancient Afghan plucked lute member of the bowed rebab family)|
|subtypes:||djoza (ancient Iraqi bowed string instrument)|
Indonesian rebab (Indonesian spike-fiddle used in gamelan)