veena (Family of ancient Indian lute-like chordophones)

~ Family

Description

One of the two subfamilies of Indian chordophones, the South Indian gourd lute used in classical Carnatic music has a single gourd music-box (sometimes a secondary small resonator gourd) with an often hollow neck.
Commonly called just "veena" or "vina", the representative is Saraswati veena, and credits to just "veena" are usually that.

Relationships

from:India
consists of:chitra veena (Large South Indian fretless Carnatic slide lute)
Saraswati veena (Ancient Carnatic veena lute)
derivations:sitar (Indian long-necked fretted gourdlute)
related instruments:bīn (Family of ancient Indian stick zither chordophones)
picture:https://staticbrainz.org/irombook/veena/veena.png [info]
Wikidata:Q959769 [info]
other databases:https://saisaibatake.ame-zaiku.com/gakki/gakki_jiten_veena.html [info]