The Turkish Long-Necked Lute Saz or Baglama

The saz or baglama, a generic name for long-necked lutes in Turkey, plays an important role in the Turkish musical culture. It forms the core of all folk musical ensembles and orchestras and is a popular instrument in the arabesque, entertainment, and pop music. Les mer
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Om boka

The saz or baglama, a generic name for long-necked lutes in Turkey, plays an important role in the Turkish musical culture. It forms the core of all folk musical ensembles and orchestras and is a popular instrument in the arabesque, entertainment, and pop music. It is the instrument par excellence in Turkish music education and in the religious rituals of the Alevi and Bektasi. The saz or baglama can also be heard as a solo instrument on international concert stages. Acknowledging the instrument's unique place in Turkey, The Turkish Long-Necked Lute Saz or Baglama, an updated and revised edition of the Dutch book Turkse Langhalsluit of baglama, mainly focusses on its cultural and historical background while briefly discussing various saz or baglama types and their construction, tuning, and playing techniques.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Preface and Acknowledgements ;



General Introduction ;



Chapter-1 Historical Background ;


Tanbur, Saz, Baglama ;


Early and Late Antiquity ;


The Spike Lute ;


The Necked Lute ;


The Sasanian Tunbur ;


The Umayyad and Abbasid Tanburs ;


The Rum-Seljuks ;


The Anatolian Long-Necked Lutes ;


The Ottoman Empire ;


Court and City ;


The Saz in the Work of European Artists and Travellers ;


The Saz in Anatolian Folk Music ;


The Saz in the Asik, Alevi, and Bektasi Tradition ;


The Diffusion of the Saz ;


The Republic of Turkey ;


The Saz and the Establishment of a National Musical Culture ;


The Development of the Contemporary Baglama ;


Towards a New Generation of Baglamas ;


Trends in Baglama Performance ;


Migration and the Baglama in Western Europe ;


The Baglama in the 21st Century ;



Chapter-2 Variation versus Standardization ;


The Baglama Family ;


The Cura ;


The Baglama ;


The Tambura ;


The Divan Sazi ;


The Meydan Sazi ;


Variation versus Standardization ;



Chapter-3 Construction ;


The Choice of Wood ;


The Drying of Wood ;


Construction Process ;


Bowl ;


Soundboard ;


Frets, Bridge, and Strings ;


Ornamentation ;



Chapter-4 Tuning ;


String Tuning ;


Fret Tuning ;


Countryside ;


City ;



Chapter-5 Playing Technique ;


Playing Position ;


Finger Positions ;


Plectrum Techniques ;


Finger Techniques ;


Execution Melody ;


Horizontal Techniques ;


Vertical Techniques ;



Glossary of Musical Instruments and Terms ;



Discography ;



Bibliography ;



Illustration Credits ;



A Note on Turkish ;



Index

Om forfatteren

Hans de Zeeuw began to take baglama lessons and became interested in its long and fascinating history while working at the Free University in Amsterdam and studying at the Open University. This led him to decide to break of his studies and focus, for many years, on research into the Turkish saz or baglama under the supervision of Dr Leo Plenckers of the Department of Musicology of the University of Amsterdam and Dr Okan Murat OEzturk of the Devlet Konservatuvari of the Baskent UEniversitesi in Ankara.