When talking about Turkish musical styles, let's start with the fundamentals - instruments. Below I have listed the main instruments typically included within a Turkish band for oryantal dance and some instruments used for regional folk dance compositions. Comment below if you think that I've missed any.
String Instruments -
Saz, (most popular lute like instrument - see image below) Baglama, Kanun (played on the lap), Violin
Bow Instruments -
Kabak Kemane, Karadeniz Kemencesi (Black Sea folk musical instrument)
Wind Instruments -
Zurna (commonly played with the Davul), Kaval, Ney, Clarinet (all flute style instruments), Tulum (bagpipe)
Davul, (large drum played using sticks) Nagara (small hand played drum), Tef, (tambourine) Kasik (spoon). Tabla, Darbuka,
Zill (finger cymbal)
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