Tanbur


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Tanbur

 

a plucked stringed instrument with a pear-shaped body and a long neck; the overall length is 1,100–1,300 mm. Tanburs have three strings and are played with a plectrum.

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His father, Kaykhosro, is a noted musician and tanbur and tar virtuoso who founded the Shams Ensemble in 1980 devoted to the development of modern classical Persian music.
The tanbur accompanies Islamic religious music and secular music in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, and Turkey.
Alimatov's performance of a traditional melody on a long-necked lute called a tanbur is probably the most stunning track on the 74-minute CD accompanying this book.
Some readers may find fault in Miner's reasoning when she argues against viewing the medieval Indian tanbur as the sitar's prototype, giving the honor to the Persian setar (p.
The nine-member group creates its mesmerizing music with the help of the tanbur, a traditional Kurdish lute, the daf, a framed drum, as well as Brazilian musical instruments.
Comprised of Michalis Cholevas (on the yayli tanbur, tarhu, and ney), Giannis Koutis (on the oud and the guitar), violinist Michalis Kouloumis and percussionist Ruven Ruppik on the riq, darbuka, frame drums, and marimba, this ensemble promises a "colourful soundscape of both eastern and western music, which will include world premieres from the composers Vasilis Filippou and Andreas Tsiartas.
Shams Ensemble began touring the US in mid-March, stopping in cities such as Los Angeles, Washington, New York and Chicago for group performances of the tanbur, an Iranian stringed instrument.
After the success of the Persian Music concerts that the foundation presented in 2014 and 2015, the Shoe Factory in Nicosia will once again host an evening dedicated to Persian classical music with a performance on traditional instruments -- tanbur, ney, daf, percussion, tar, setar, oud and kamanche.
The nine-member group creates its music with the help of the tanbur, a traditional Kurdish lute, the daf, a framed drum, as well as Brazilian musical instruments.