Satdiev

Name: Satdiev.
Type: Stick Zither > Chordophone.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 314.122.4
Country: Kampuchea.
Region: South East Asia.

Description: The Satdiev is a single stringed stick zither of the Khmer people of Kampuchea. It consists of a hardwood body, a single string attached to a friction tuning peg and a resonator made from a gourd cut to fit to the stick during assembly. The satdiev is played by ensembles who are affiliated with the cults of deities and for weddings.

Playing Techniques: This instrument is played by the use harmonics and false harmonics. Vibrato is achieved by slightly lifting the gourd from the chest to increase the sound or to muffle it, when the string is plucked. False harmonics and harmonics are applied in the playing of this instrument. The Satdiev like its Thai counter part is a very quiet musical instrument.

Citations: New Grove Dictionary of Music by Stanley Sadie, Volume 3, P to Z page 303.

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