Kemenše is a three-string instruments. While kiriş strings from gut used be put on kemenšes, these days mostly metal strings are used.
Kemenše is an instrument without pitches and and it is possible to get from it all types of chromatic sounds easily. It is generally played by pressing two strings at the same time and getting parallel quarter notes. It is furthermore played with a special technique which is achieved with wrist movements.
Picture: Karadeniz Kemenšesi