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aprilapril ModeratorPosts: 9,902 mod
edited January 2015 in Music
Do you have a traditional music instrument in your country?
Or which music instruments do you know?
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  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 24,885 mod
    @samadvaliloo‌ could you provide any Youtube or other links to traditional music played with this instrument?
  • samadvaliloosamadvaliloo Posts: 94 ✭✭
    There is some video to see...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfKt8nFCYmY&list=PLF13F42A3C3B4A23A
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v210GznufoI
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYibmC6fa44

    If any question you have, I am Here.
  • samadvaliloosamadvaliloo Posts: 94 ✭✭
    edited January 2015
    I belief that the traditional musics always are most effective than others.
    With other words, If it make any happiness or every other emotions, Its make a deep effect that audiences never lose that feeling in a short time.
    And it will provide a good sense on the brain of us ( According to the researches ).
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,902 mod
    @lichaamstaal‌, could we only find barrel organs only in Amsterdam or also in the other cities?
  • FrankFrank Moderator Posts: 5,639 mod
    You can still find them in most of the big cities in Holland @april, but they're beginning to get extinct.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,902 mod
    @samadvaliloo‌, is the instrument called "Asil" and could you sing along when you play that instrument?
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,902 mod
    It's a pity if the barrel organs have to stay in the museum instead of on the street. :(
    It gives such a nice atmosphere on Kalverstraat especially in a sunny summer day, right @lichaamstaal‌ ?
  • FrankFrank Moderator Posts: 5,639 mod
    Yes, right @april. Do you always pay these buskers to keep them off the street errr... on the street.
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 24,885 mod
    Thanks @samadvaliloo‌. In Nepal and India they play a classical guitar called the sitar.

    Tonight I'm going to be singing along to the good old piano. It will be an electronic one, but in the final concert we sing accompanied by a grand piano (a Steinway I think), one of just three in the country.
  • samadvaliloosamadvaliloo Posts: 94 ✭✭
    edited January 2015
    Yes @mheredge‌.
    But if you get looking for " Sitar" instrument history, You will know that its made up from Iranian traditional music instrument that we called that "Setar"






    http://upload7.ir/imgs/2014-07/76912241159157384283.jpg
  • samadvaliloosamadvaliloo Posts: 94 ✭✭
    I want to introduce a new music instrument in iranian traditional music.
    Its name is "Kamancheh (کمانچه) ", it has 4 strings and play with fiddlestick.
    According to the documentaries , its historical refer to 950 BD.
    At the first, it has just 3 strings but after that the Violon became familiar in Iran, undergoes from that and Iranian musicians add a 4th string to "Kamancheh".
    It's one of must popular music instrument in Iran, and you can sign with that.
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 24,885 mod
    I saw Tibetans playing a long necked string instrument a bit like a sitar shape. But I think they just plucked the strings @samadvaliloo‌. I didn't see any fiddle or bow.
  • dgoreinnamahdgoreinnamah Posts: 1
    Hello everybody. i wanna introduce a unique traditional music instrument called "SASANDO" , it is from Indonesia. Sasando means Sounding or vibrating. It was taken from Rote Word where this instrument came from. Sasando is a stringed instrument that is plucked. The simple Sasando has 28 strings and the middle one has 32 strings and the most difficult one has 56 strings.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf7ypIHf_Sw
  • samadvaliloosamadvaliloo Posts: 94 ✭✭
    edited January 2015
    See here @mheredge‌ .

    http://www.nimarahmati.com/Multimedia/5.jpg
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,902 mod
    What a unique instrument, @dgoreinnamah‌ !
    Is it made from bamboo?
  • samadvaliloosamadvaliloo Posts: 94 ✭✭
    edited January 2015
    It's "Kamanche" , that i told you about that.

    http://upload7.ir/download/54c891a22fc24/5.jpeg
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,902 mod
    On a sitar or on a harp mostly we play relaxing musics, right?
    Or also rock & roll musics?
  • samadvaliloosamadvaliloo Posts: 94 ✭✭
    edited February 2015
    I prefer Setar or Sitar Or Harp rather than Rock & Roll music.

    In some of cultures Harp is known by "Evil musical instrument"!, Maybe because of its

    fascinating and charming sounds .

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    I prefer the setar (sitar) or harp to rock & roll music.

    In some cultures the harp is known as an "Evil musical instrument"! Maybe because of its
    fascinating and charming sounds.
    Post edited by Lynne on
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,902 mod
    That's weird, @samadvaliloo‌ .
    I thought that angels use harp.


  • samadvaliloosamadvaliloo Posts: 94 ✭✭
    > @april said:
    > That's weird, samadvaliloo‌ .
    > I thought that angels use harp.
    Because it fascinating the hearts, and make every body attract to it self's sound, and its rapturing.

    See Positive side of meaning!
    at last : the Devil once upon a time WAS Angel
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 29,874 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2015
    Enjoy Rubab.
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x151n7d_afghan-pashtoon-music-rabab-in-swat-near-matta-swat-valley-pashto-rabab_music
  • samadvaliloosamadvaliloo Posts: 94 ✭✭
    edited February 2015
    This is time to introduce new one! Its name is "SANTOOR"...
    It has 72 string and 9 sawhorse to holding the strings. Play it with plectron and its sound is too look like with piano but with too differences.

    http://santoor-payvar1.persiangig.com/image/saaz/santoor2.jpg
    http://youtu.be/pusbvtGjnM0

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    It is time to introduce a new one! It's called a "SANTOOR"...
    It has 72 string and 9 bridges to hold the strings. You play it with a plectron and it sounds and looks like a piano but with two differences.
    Post edited by Lynne on
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 24,885 mod
    Harp music is magical @Lynne.

    I'm listening to some sitar music right now, and that's very atmospheric too.
  • samadvaliloosamadvaliloo Posts: 94 ✭✭
    @mheredge try listening "Setar" playing, just search in Google!
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,902 mod
    edited January 2015
    I love listening to Bluegrass musics like you could hear in this video.

  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,902 mod
    edited January 2015
    This is the music instrument they play on to make a bluegrass musics: the Bluegrass banjo.
    I don't know anything about it, though.
    Somebody?


  • samadvaliloosamadvaliloo Posts: 94 ✭✭
    edited January 2015
    Yes @april, As you said its namr is Banjo. It has 4 or 5 string and its bowl is covered by plastic talc, Of course in older models ( Original models), Or animal's skins ( Just like my musical instrument at the top of page! ).
    It's originated from some of African musical instrument, And it uses in Country music, Native Irish, Jazz, Bluegrass.
    Please comment about that.
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