Plucked Idiophones

Plucked idiophones, or lamellophones, are idiophones set in vibration by being plucked; examples include the jaw harp or mbira. This group is sub-divided in the following two categories:

Idiophones
> Plucked Idiophones        [12]
>> In the form of a frame [121]
Lamellophones – Lamellae [latin for tongue] vibrates with in a frame or hoop when plucked.
>>> Clack Idiophones       121.1
>>> Jaw Harps                      121.2

The lamellae vibrate within a frame or hoop.

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