The musical instruments of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan has a rich, varied musical tradition.

Most of the instruments were appeared in ancient times, get improved and reached our time.

Saz

The most ancient and popular musical instrument. Length: 100 cm, width: 24 cm

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Tar

Tar resembles a guitar. Average number of strings – 11. Length: 90 cm, width: 20 cm

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Kamancha

Three or four and sometimes five-string instrument with a round body and a round neck. Kemancha timbre resembles a violin. Length: 74 cm, width: 21 cm

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Ud

Ud was often represented in the works of miniature painting. Four strings of ancient ud likened to the four elements of nature: fire, water, earth, air.Length: 90 cm, width: 39 cm, height: 22 cm

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Ganun

If today, for every musician important to be able to play the piano, the Eastern musicians of the past, as the performers on various instruments, make a point and play on the Ganun. Length: 94 cm, width: 40 cm, height: 10 cm

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Balaban

When you play balaban you shoud use fingers of both hands to open and close certain holes. Length: 42 cm, width: 6 cm

Zurna

Wide shape at the tip adds the instrument sharpness. Length: 36 cm, width: 7 cm

Tutek

Tutek resembles a flute. Length: 33 cm, width: 3 cm

Unique and powerful sound of these instruments makes them a favorite folk instruments.

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Gosha-naghara (double-naghara)

One of the most widespread folk percussion instruments. While it is being played, the instrument is usually placed on the floor or on a special platform. Wooden sticks are used to play it. Length: 47 cm, width: 27 cm, height: 21 cm

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Gaval

Very similar to the tambourine. One of those rare musical instruments, which has preserved its original shape. Length: 40 cm, width: 6 cm

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You can listen all of them in Heydar Aliyev Center.

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