ancient Greek instruments

ancient Greek instruments

The main musical instruments of ancient Greece were the aulos (A), cithara (B), and lyra (C).

No Grecian musical instruments have survived, but from vases and paintings it is known that the main instruments were the aulos, or flute, and two types of lyre, the cithara and lyra. Auloi were usually played in pairs, sometimes joined by a mouth band. The cithara was heavy and was used by paid musicians to accompany epic songs. The lighter lyra was used by amateurs.