*This Tar made by Ali Yasin. Ali Yasin is one of the best Tar maker.*
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Tar (string instrument) long-neck; Iran, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia and partly a stringed instrument used in Turkey. It means "wire" in Persian. The person who plays tar is called style or tarist. This instrument has a two and a half octave pitch. It was included in the World Heritage List by UNESCO 8 years ago.
The tar (string instrument) is one of the main instruments of the Persian Music It is played both in ensemble and as a solo instrument. 3 different trees are used for the construction of the field consisting of three parts. Its boat consists of two bowls of different sizes and is generally made of mulberry wood. These mulberry trees are used in order to prevent cracking while carving the boat and to make the sound more beautiful. The stem is usually made of harder woods such as walnut. The hazelnut tree is used for the head part called the head.
Tar (string instrument) types are divided into four: solo tar 86-89 cm long, orchestral tar 83-86 cm long, student tarry 72-76 cm long, and cura tar.
The Iranian Tar is a stringed instrument from the Rabab family. It is a double-chested plucked, long-necked lute. Its membrane serves as a soundtable which give the tar a clear and resonant timbre. It has a figure 8 shape, its bowl is carved of mulberry wood, but we also have in our catalogue tars made of walnut. Tar’s fingerboard is interesting in terms of being covered with bone. The twenty-five movable frets dividing the octave into 15 intervals make tar a special instrument. Tar is played in folk music of Iran, used in urban entertainments (motrebi), but it is also associated with art music. Tar instrument possesses the same tonal range with setar and it is more popular than the latter although it has not had a very long history in Iran. We have wide a variety of high-quality and professional tars in our catalogue. They are all hand-made, constructed by the masters who excelled their craft. Our store is the right place to buy a tar at the best value.
Tar (string instrument) can be tuned in different ways. However, some tunings are more preferable than others for especial dastgahs. The range of the tar is almost two and a half octaves. The fingerboard has twenty-five to twenty-eight adjustable gut frets. These frets indicate the location of the notes and made of the sheep gut. The tar is played by a plectrum which is usually made of brass with the length of 3 cm. The half of the plectrum is covered by wax so that the player can hold it easily. Recently some plastic plectrums have been produced too.
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