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Baglama

Name: Baglama.
Type: Chordophones > Lutes.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.321.6
Scale Length: mm.
Courses: 2.
Frets:
Strings: 6.
Area:  Anatolia, Kurdistan, Lavent & Greece.
Country: Turkey.
Region: Middle East.

Description:

Baglama Tunings
Names Pitch Tunings
Bağlama düzeni A A G D
Bozuk or kara düzeni G G D A
Misket düzeni F# F# D A
Fa müstezat düzeni F F D A
Abdal düzeni A A A G
Zurna düzeni D D D A
Do müstezat düzeni G G C A
Aşık düzeni D A D E

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Arbajo

Name: Arbajo.
Type: Chordophones > Lutes.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.321.5
Scale Length: mm.
Strings: 4
Area: Salyan.
Country: Nepal.
Region: South Asia.

Description: The arbajo is a long necked lute of Nepal. The arbajo is played with a plectrum. The arbajo is played in the Salyan region of Western Nepal. It is played by the Gaine bards who sing and accompany them selves primarily with sarinda.

Construction: It is carved from a single piece of khirro wood. The neck widening gradually into the into a curved, bulging body. The neck is hollowed to extend the resonator, it is covered by a fingerboard. The body has a stretched skin membrane which a bridge rests. The four strings extend from the tail end to lateral tuning pegs in the peg box.

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