The Baglama is a stringed musical instrument shared by various cultures in the Eastern Mediterranean, Near East, and Central Asia. It is the most commonly used string folk instrument in Turkey, the baglama has seven strings divided into courses of two, two and three. It can be tuned in various ways and takes different names according to region and size: Baglama, Divan Saz, Bozuk, Çogur, Kopuz Irizva, Cura, Tambura, etc. This recording was done in a music store in the Beyoglu suburb of Istanbul (Turkey). I asked the shopkeeper to play it a bit and he agreed to it, he was able to play a bit most of the Turkish traditional instruments. He starts by just playing the instrument and towards the end he also sing a bit. The recording was done on February 18th 2011 with a Sony PCM-D50.
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