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Kabosy

  
 

Kadlong

  
 

Kaffir piano

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 122.1

    
 

Kagul

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 111.231

    
 

Kagul

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 112.22

    
 

Kalimba

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 122.1

    
 

Kamancha

  
 

Kanklės

Stringed instrument.

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 314.122

Country: Lithuania

    
 

Kantele

Zither-harp, traditionally with five strings, now with up to thirty, held in the lap.

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 314.122

Country: Finland

  
 

Katzenklavier

A cat organ or cat piano (Katzenklavier in German) is a conjectural musical instrument which consists of a line of cats  fixed in place with their tails stretched out underneath a keyboard so that they cry out in pain when a key is pressed. The cats would be arranged according to the natural tone of their voices.

There is no official record of a Cat Organ actually being built; rather it is described in literature as a bizarre concept.

 
 

Kazoos

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 242

    
 

Kemenche

The Kemenche is a bowed spike fiddle native to the southern shore of the Eastern Black Sea. It has been called the Black Sea Fiddle, the Pontic Lyra or the Karadeziz Kemencesi. It is played with a bow, in the upright position. Rest the kemence on your knee when sitting, or hold out in front when walking and dancing. The strings are pressed straight down onto the fingerboard like a violin. The bow is a simple, historic, design requiring your thumb or finger to tension the synthetic hairs as you play. When playing the kemence, two or all three strings are bowed at the same time. The open string(s) sound as a drone to the melody. The close proximity of the strings allows double stopping, drones, trills and other embellishments.

 
 

Keyboard

    
 

Keytar

  
 

Khim

    
 

Khloy

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 421.221.12

    
 

Khlui

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 421.221.12

    
 

Kimophone

A wind blown MIDI instrument.

 
 

Kinnor (David's Lyre)

Biblically-described historic instrument.

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 321.22

Country: Israel

    
 

Kisanji

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 122.1

    
 

Kobza

  
 

Kokle

Diatonic, lute-like string instrument.

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 314.122

Country: Latvia and Latvian-Americans

    
 

Kokyū

    
 

Komungo

    
 

Kora

  
 

Koto

Long and hollow thirteen-stringed instrument.

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 312.22

Country: Japan

    
 

Kouxian

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 121.2

    
 

Kraakdoos

    
 

Krin / Kolokolos

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 111.231

    
 

Kubing

  
 

Kubing

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 121.2

    
 

Kudyapi

  
 

Kulintang / kolintang

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 111.241

    

 
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