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)
4/27/2018 10:16:42 am
For some reason that I cannot explain, I am really amazed of the Turkish musical instruments. The style of every instrument most especially, the instruments used for folk dance are quite exquisite and unique. I really love how the Ancient Turkish people created those instruments because it's truly amazing. Honestly, I have seen some instruments personally but I haven't tried it. I tried searching and watching videos of people playing those different musical instruments and it sounds pretty good. I hope that someday I can play some of their musical instruments.
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