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The buzuq (Arabic: بزق‎; also transliterated bozuq, bouzouk, buzuk etc.) is a long-necked fretted lute related to the Greek bouzouki and Turkish saz. It is an essential instrument in the Rahbani repertoire, but it is not classified among the classical instruments of Arab or Turkish music. However, this instrument may be looked upon as a larger and deeper-toned relative of the saz, to which it could be compared in the same way as the viola to the violin in Western music. Before the Rahbanis popularized the use of this instrument, the buzuq had been associated with the music of Lebanon and Syria.

Unlike the short-necked unfretted oud, the buzuq has a longer neck, smaller body and frets tied to the neck, which can be moved to produce the microtonal intervals used in the many maqamat (musical modes). Typically, it is furnished with two courses of metal strings which are played with a plectrum, offering a metallic yet lyrical resonance. Some instruments have three courses and up to seven strings total.

The name of the instrument may come from Turkish bozuk (broken or disorderly), it refers to Bozuk düzen bağlama, a type of Turkish baglama. Another theory on the origin of the name is that it comes from the Persian expression tanbur e bozorg, meaning a large tanbur style lute.

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Ahram Online

Ahram Online
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:26:15 -0700

Born in 1986 in Cairo, following his return to Ramallah with his family he studied oud, buzuq, music theory, history, orchestration and performance under the supervision of the Palestinian musician Khaled Jubran at the National Conservatory of Music ...
El Confidencial
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:26:15 -0700

Para Omar lo mejor que podía ir con él es su "buzuq", un instrumento musical que le aligera las penas, mientras que el tuareg Omar Ag Chakude no podría soportar la idea de dejar abandonada la tienda tradicional de su tribu, realizada con pieles de ...

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Francetv info
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 09:30:00 -0700

La même année à Beyrouth, Mohamed Matar (maître du buzuq arabe) décède prématurément à l'âge de 56 ans. Laurence et Nicolas n'ont jamais rencontré... [+] "Beyrouth 1995", à voir et à entendre samedi 13 septembre au festival La Bâtie à Genève.

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