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Surnay - Traditional Uzbek Musical Instrument

Instrument of Uzbek Music, Surnay

Surnay is a wind instrument played in central Eurasia, ranging from the Balkans to Central Asia. Surnay is one of the most played musical instrument among the Uzbek people. It's blowing wood musical instrument. Surnay is played alone or together with Nog'ora and Karnay.


  • 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)
  • Chang (struck zither)


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