kamancheh

Kamancheh is an instrument classified as a fiddle that you can play in a toggle position, push button technique by turning the neck of the instrument in different directions. The shape of the instrument is a parabola. The neck in the form of a rod which pierces the soundboard, where there are four metal strings.

kamancheh

In Iran kamancheh plays a special role since the Islamic revolution in 1979 – and it is seen as a symbol of traditional values, in contrast to commonly known violin. Initially kamancheh's strings were made of silk and in modern versions of the instrument they are made of metal.
The music created and played by kamancheh is usually fast and lively.

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