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Tar

Tar

A tar is another important long neck lute from Iran. A similar shaped and named instrument is used in the Caucasus states (see under Azerbaijan). This instrument ["tar " = "string"] appeared in its present form in the middle of the eighteenth century. The body of a tar is a double-bowl (figure-of-eight) shape, carved from one piece of mulberry wood (some from a bookmatched pair of wood pieces). Seen from the side the body is slanting towards the end. The front is a thin membrane of a stretched bladder.

The neck is glued to the body and a separate quite large, square pegbox. The 6 friction pegs (with big round knobs) are in three on both sides of the open pegbox. The frets are tied-on nylon or gut, with some in 1/4 note intervals.

The tar has 6 steel strings in 3 double courses (the lowest one in octave). They run over a loose bone bridge (with feet) on the skin, and are fixed to a string-holder at the edge of the body. Tuning would be Cc' gg c'c'.

The tar is played with a special small brass plectrum (often held in a ball of wax) and is used for the classical music of Maqam and Dastgah of Iran.

The tar which Tomasz plays is special model by master Abolfath.

 
 

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