Tanbûr Long-Necked Lutes along the Silk Road and beyond [Paperback]

Hans de Zeeuw(Author)

ISBN: 9781789691696 | Published by: Archaeopress Archaeology | Year of Publication: 2019 | 206p, H11.5 x W8, Illustrated throughout in color and black & white
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Tanbûr Long-Necked Lutes along the Silk Road and beyond


‘Tanbûr Long-Necked Lutes Along the Silk Road and Beyond’ explores the origin, history, construction, and playing techniques of tanbûrs, a musical instrument widely used over vast territories and over many centuries. The diffusion of the tanbûr into the musical cultures along the Silk Road resulted in a variety of tanbûrs with two or more, occasionally doubled or tripled courses, a varying number and variously tuned frets, each having its own characteristic sound, playing technique, and repertory. Since the last century, tanbûrs spread beyond the Silk Road while new versions continue to appear due to changing musical and tonal demands made on them. Similar or identical instruments are also known by other names, such as saz or bağlama, dotâr or dutâr, setâr, dömbra, and dambura.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements

The Tanbûr Tradition

General Introduction

Chapter 1: Historical background

Chapter 2: Construction

Chapter 3: Playing technique

Chapter 4: Tanbûr

Chapter 5: Dotâr

Chapter 6: Saz

Chapter 7: Setâr

Chapter 8: Dömbra

Chapter 9: Dambura

Glossary of Musical Instruments



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