Iranian Tanbur | Tanbur Instrument – Sala Muzik

Tanbur By Master Nava

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Persian Tanboor

  • Bridge to Nut: 72 cm
  • Bowl: 39 cm
  • Bowl: Mulberry wood
  • Neck: Walnut
  • Face: Mulberry

It comes with a Quality Soft Case and Extra Strings. 

 Tanbur is a stringed instrument commonly used in Turkish music.The origin of the tanbur is unknown, and the date it appeared. There is information that it comes from Sumerian "pantur". The Arabs say that the word comes from "dumba-i bar", which means "lamb's tail". The word was later used in Iran and Central Asia as the name for pear-bodied and long-stemmed instruments, which are more like baglama. In particular, Europeans browser (eg. Charles Fontona and Toderini), curtain bonds in the handle so the Turkish observe the music of the sound system is seen form the drum they wrote that reflect today only perhaps the only instrument used in Turkey. Those who perform the saz are called "tamburi". Farabi talks about "Khorasan drum". Evliya Çelebi XVII. He states that there were 500 tambourines in Istanbul in the 21st century. The drum in history; It was mentioned with the varieties named "Khorasan tanburu" in Farabi, "tanbur-ı Şirvaniyan" and "tanbura-i Türki" in Maragali Abdulkadir.

Tanbur is a saz with a very long stem (average 73-84 cm).

The spear of the tanbur instrument is obtained from tortoise shell (tortoiseshell). The length of the plectrum, made of a very hard material, was 9.5-13.5 cm at the request of the performer. varies between. Both ends of the plectrum, which is a rigid rod, are used. But the two ends are made slightly different from each other in order to get different timbre. The plectrum, which is held by the thumb, index and middle fingers of the right hand, is struck with the narrow face perpendicular to the strings, not with the wide face. This beat makes the instrument give a full sound. There is no other instrument whose spear is held like that.
The tanbur instrument has seven strings, four of which are yellow and three are steel. Sometimes it can have eight strings. Eight-wire tanbur are generally made today.

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