Where is the setar from?
The setar is a Persian (Iranian) stringed instrument with a small, pear-shaped soundbox and four metal strings.
What instruments are Persian?
Indigenous Iranian musical instruments used in the traditional music include string instruments such as the chang (harp), qanun, santur, rud (oud, barbat), tar, dotar, setar, tanbur, and kamanche, wind instruments such as the sorna (zurna, karna), ney, and neyanban, and percussion instruments such as the tompak, kus.
How many strings does a setar have?
Its strings are metal; there are usually five melody strings, one or two drone strings used to accentuate the rhythm or pulse, and as many as 13 sympathetic strings beneath the frets in the neck that are tuned to the notes of the raga (melodic framework of the performance).
What are setar frets made of?
Setar frets are mostly made of gut, embedded around the neck and located at the points that are determined according to the ears of the musicians. Every fret consists of 3 or 4 threads according to the tradition.
Who invented setar?
It was also theorized in Muslim tradition, that the sitar was invented, or rather developed by Amir Khusrow ( c. 1253–1325), a famous Sufi inventor, poet and pioneer of Khyal, Tarana and Qawwali, during the 13th century.
How is a setar tuned?
How To Tune A Setar. In the Tar, the bottom pair strings( called white strings) are tuned in C. The middle pair of strings (known as yellow strings) are tuned in G. and the fifth and sixth strings from the bottom (called Zang and Bam, respectively) are tuned C.
What is an Iranian guitar called?
The tar (Persian: تار) is an Iranian long-necked, waisted lute family instrument, used by many cultures and countries including Iran, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Georgia, Tajikistan (Iranian Plateau), Turkey, and others near the Caucasus and Central Asia regions.
Who invented Setar?
How is a Setar tuned?
How is Setar made?
The setar has a pear-shaped body, made (like those of the lute or oud) from strips of thin mulberrywood lathes, glued together into a bowl. Alternatively, the bowl could be carved from a block of wood. The bowl is approximately 25 cm long and 15 centimeters at the widest point, and 15 centimeters deep.
Is Harp an Iranian instrument?
HARP (čang, q.v.),a string instrument which flourished in Persia in many forms from its introduction, about 3000 B.C.E., until the 17th century.