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Chang - Traditional Uzbek music instrument

Instrument of Uzbek Music, Chang

Chang - A trapeziform instrument with wooden body. It has 42 three-chord metal strings. Sound is produced using two percussion sticks made of reed or bamboo.

The Uzbek Chang is a hammered dulcimer, similar to the Santur


  • Dutor (long-necked fretted lute)
  • Rubob (long-necked fretted lute)
  • Tanbur (long-necked fretted lute)
  • Tor (long-necked fretted lute)
  • Ud (long-necked fretted lute)
  • Gʻijjak (spike fiddle)


  • Karnay (long trumpet)
  • Nay (side-blown flute)
  • Qoʻshnay (clarinet like instrument made from reed)
  • Surnay (loud oboe)