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The dutar (Persian: دوتار‎‎, Tajik: дутор, Uyghur: دۇتتار‎, ULY: Duttar, Uzbek: dutor, Chinese: 都塔尔) (also dotar or doutar) is a traditional long-necked two-stringed lute found in Iran and Central Asia. Its name comes from the Persian word for "two strings", دو تار dotār (< دو do "two", تار tār "string"), although the Herati dutar of Afghanistan has fourteen strings. When played, the strings are usually plucked by the Uyghurs of Western China and strummed and plucked by the Tajiks, Turkmen, Uzbeks. Related instruments include the Kazakh dombra. Also Dutar In kurmanci of khorasan is important and Haj Ghorban Soleimani was great quchani dutar player. in kormanji who play dutar is bakci(bakhshi) and in azeri is ashiq.

In the instrument's 15th-century beginnings in the hands of shepherds, its strings were made from gut. With the coming of the Silk Road, the strings were made from twisted silk. Modern instruments also have silk or nylon strings.

The dutar has a warm, dulcet tone. Typical sizes for the pear-shaped instrument range from one to two meters.

Notable players

See also

External links

  • Listen famous Dutar tunes
  • Encyclopedia of Persian Music Instruments
  • Dutar Music of Turkmenistan (ethnomusicology essay by Graham Flett, 2001)
  • Youtube video of dutar music
  • Picture of a Dutar
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