List of musical ensemble formats

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Bagad: biniou, bombardes and snare drums.

Choro: two guitars and cavaquinho, later picking up the bandolim, the clarinet and the flute.

Kabylian traditional music: folk ensembles in Kabylia, Algeria, consist of a rhythm section with t’bel (tambourine) and bendir (frame drum), and a melody section, consisting of a ghaita (bagpipe) and ajouag (flute).

Takht: Arab orchestral ensemble found in Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria, consisting of a qanun, ’ud, Arabian kamanjah (sometimes paired), riqq, darabukkah and ney.

Klezmer: genre played by groups consisting of first violin, a contra-violin, a cimbalom, a bass or cello, and sometimes a flute. The melody is generally assigned to the lead violin, while the remainder providing harmony, rhythm and some counterpoint (the latter usually coming from the second violin). Klezmer percussion tends to be minimal, no more than a woodblock or snare drum.

Limeni - bleh orkestar: also called 'Banda' is a folk ensemble in ex-Yugoslavian countries. 'Banda' consists from 7 to 11 members : 2 - 3 flugelhorn, 2 - 3 bass flugelhorn, bass - helicon, tuba, big drum with cymbal, and sometimes snare, clarinet, trombone and saxophone are joined.

Tamburaški ansambl: folk ensemble in Northern Serbia - Vojvodina, Eastern Croatia and Southern Hungary. Original ensemble consists from 3 to 5 members, although there are bigger ones which have 11 and more members. Instruments in the ensemble are : bisernica (prim) - little tambura , brač (bassprim) - big tambura , bugarija (contra) - simillar to guitar and begeš (bass). Sometimes violin was in ensemble instead of 'bisernica'.