- No other musical instrument is able to present the emotions of the Armenian
people as the Duduk. Born in the early centuries of Armenian history, it is
purely Armenian with a 1500 -year history.Duduk is a wind instrument and hand-made
almost always of apricot wood. The instrument itself is simply a hollow pipe
with eight finger holes on the upper side and one thumb hole on the bottom.
It requires a specific type of double reed and too hard to play. The duduk
is built in three sizes, ranging from 11 to 16 inches. It is invariably played
with the accompaniment of a second ''dum duduk''.
Duduk has a soft, colorful timbre, inimitable and unique sound.
Armenians have taken it to the Middle East and Caucasus.
- a wind instrument. It has a 8 holes on the supper side and one on the bottom.
On the top there is a small sound producing device, called "pipich''.
It is mostly made of the apricot wood and "pipich" is made of reed.
The sound is shrill and vociferous, used in open festivities.
- is made of apricot wood and young bull horn, with eight finger holes on
the upper side and one thumb hole on the bottom. It has a nice high pitch
sound. Something like a Zourna but easier to play.
- a wind instrument. It has a 8 sound holes ,7 on the upper side and one on
the bottom. The sound is diatonic, timbre is soft and velvet.
- is a flute of shepherd. It is made of apricot wood or reed, in ancient times
of clay. It has a 8 sound holes and shrilling sound.
- is a traditional Armenian stringed instrument. It has a table-like body
with wooden coverage and animal skin membrane on the right-angle side. 24
strings are drawn with the help of movable small knob. It is played on the
left knee, with a pick on the index finger.
- is a stringed instrument. The body is ball- shaped(spherical ) covered with
membrane. It is played on the knee with a horse-hair bow , which is tightened
with the hand while playing. It is spread in Armenia and in Middle Eastern
Armenian Kamancha has 4 strings, pleasant and soft sound.
- is an ancient Middle Eastern instrument and the predecessor of the lute.
In it's present form it is used throughout the Middle East. The back, made
of hardwoods such as apricot, maple, mahogany or walnut. Unlike the lute the
oud has no frets and is played with a pick.
Armenian oud has 6 strings.
- is a percussion instrument, a double-skinned drum. It is made of walnut,
the open side is covered with the skin of goat or calf . It is played both
with hands and sticks.