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H 290 x W 205 mm
Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white
Published Mar 2019
Silk Road; tanbûr long-necked lutes; tanbûr tradition; tanbûr family
This book is divided into two main parts: ‘The Tanbûr Tradition’ discusses the origin, history, construction and playing techniques of tanbûrs; ‘The Tanbûr Family’ focusses on long-necked lutes as a family of musical instruments. After a short introduction, the construction, playing technique, and musical traditions are discussed.
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; Discography; Bibliography; Illustration Credits; Index