Musical instruments

A list of musical instruments with various translations or interpretation difficulties:

Instrument Greek name Notes
Accordeon   Ακορντεόν    
Bells   Κουδουνάκια    
Bendir Μπεϊντίρ   Frame drum
Bouzouki   Bouzouki    
Bowed tambouras Τοξωτός ταμπουράς Also known as yağli tambur
Brass instruments Χάλκινα πνευστά    
Clarinet   Κλαρίνο    
Constantinopolitan lute Λάφτα   Also known as láfta
Constantinopolitan lyra Πολίτικη λύρα Classic kemance, pear-shaped bowed lyra
Cornet   Κορνέτα   
Thiabóli Θιαμπόλι   Cretan fipple flute
Cretan lyra Λύρα Κρήτης Pear-shaped bowed lyra
Daire   Νταϊρέ   Frame drum, dairé
Daouli Νταούλι   Also known as davul. Double-headed drum
Dodecanesian lyra Λύρα Δωδεκανήσου  
Double bass Κοντραμπάσο   
Drum Τύμπανο   Also known as tambour
Flute (Mandoura) Μαντούρα  Vertical flute from Crete
Flute   Φλογέρα  Vertical flute
Gaida (bagpipe) Γκάιντα  3-tube bagpipe
Glasses   Ποτήρια   
Goblet drum Τουμπελέκι   Also known as toumbeléki
Guitar   Κιθάρα   
Kanun   Κανονάκι   Also known as zither or psaltery (psalterion)
Karpathian lyra Λύρα Καρπάθου Pear-shaped bowed lyra from Karpathos
Kaval Καβάλι   Open ended flute, kaváli
Kemane Κεμανές  
Lute   Λαούτο   
Ney   Νέι   
Oud   Ούτι   
Percussion   Κρουστά   
Pipiza Πίπιζα   Double-reed vertical flute
Pontic bagpipe Αγγείον   Also known as touloúm
Pontic lyra Λύρα Πόντου Also known as kemenje, bottle-shaped bowed lyra
Santur Σαντούρι   Also known as dulcimer
Saz   Σάζι  Plucked long-necked string instrument
Small tambouras Ταμπουράς μικρός Plucked string instrument of the saz family
Spoons   Κουτάλια   
Tambouras   Ταμπουράς   
Tambourine   Ντέφι   
Thracian gaida Γκάιντα Θράκης  3-tube bagpipe from Thrace
Thracian lyra Θρακιώτικη λύρα Pear shaped bowed lyra from Thrace
Tongs   Μασιά  
Toumbí   Τουμπί   Double-headed drum
Trombone   Τρομπόνι   
Trumpet Τρομπέτα  
Tsambouna Τσαμπούνα Also known as island bagpipe, tsambúna
Tsumbus Τσουμπούς Bango type plucked or bowed string instrument
Violin Βιολί  
Zil bells Ζίλια  
Zournas Ζουρνάς Shawm