Greek Music Notes by Dr. Honora M. Finkelstein The Greeks were the first to leave behind written music that has been recorded by modern groups with instruments resembling those the Greeks would have used themselves. Though the music seems quite simple to our ears, Greek musicians had a wide range of instruments. As you listen to music from the Greek time period, see if you can pick out from the lists below the instruments you are hearing. Winds Aulos (Oboe) Bagpipe Flute Syrinx (Panpipe) Strings Lyre Kithara Psaltery (Zither) Monochordon (Single string, movable bridge) Pandoura (Three-stringed lute) Percussion Xylophone Tympanon Cymbala Crepitaculum (crackle; rattle) Hydralos Made with Xara Website by Susan Smily