Igil


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Igil

 

a Tuva stringed instrument played with a bow; among the Altaic peoples it is known as ikili, and among the Khakas as yykh. It has a wooden body and a soundboard made of hide. It has two hair strings, tuned at a fourth or a fifth.

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Huun-Huur-Tu were the first Tuvan group to combine throat-singing with traditional instruments, and their proud nomadic heritage is displayed in the carved horse-head necks of the cello-like instrument, the igil.
A tale could be accompanied by playing the igil, a bowed horse-head fiddle made of wood, or bizaanci, a bowed two-stringed instrument with a skin-covered resonator, but instrumental accompaniment was not essential.
Edvin Murati and Igil Tare they have men who can perform at a high level.