Kinnor is a musical instrument that originally belonged to the Hebrew people. Belongs to the category of strings, is a relative of the lyre.
The device has the shape of a triangle made of wood. For manufacturing, it is necessary to attach the boards at an angle of 90 degrees, tying them with camel intestines. Outwardly, it looks like an old analogue of the lyre. The number of strings can vary from 3 to 47, but this does not affect the quality of the sound, but the skill of the performer.
Kinnor is the very first musical instrument described by the Bible. It is believed to have been invented by a descendant of Cain, Jubal, although the name of the real inventor is unknown. Kinnor was used in church music. He accompanied choral performances to uplift the spirits of the listeners. According to legend, such a sound helped drive away any evil spirits and evil spirits. In ancient times, Jews operated a device for conducting psalms and doxology.
The technique of performance resembles the technique of playing the lyre. It was placed under the arm, held lightly, and passed along the strings with a plectrum. Some performers used fingers. The outgoing sound turned out to be quiet, adhered to the alto range.