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Idiophones

Lamellophones

A lamellophone is any instrument that has a series of thin plates, or tongues. Each of which is fixed at one end and the other end of the plat remains free. When the musician depresses the free end of the plate with a finger or fingernail, and then allows for the finger to slip off. The released plate vibrates producing sound.

The instrument has a series of thin plates, or “tongues”, each of which is fixed at one end and has the other end free. When the musician depresses the free end of a plate with a finger or fingernail, and then allows the finger to slip off, the released plate vibrates.

Lamellophones by their construction are equipped with one or more tongues or lamellar that produce sound from being plucked by the performer. There are two main categories of plucked idiophones that are in the form of a frame [121] or in the form of a comb [122.].