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For the village in Albania, see Buzuq, Albania.
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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 tuning 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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Arab buzuq - Αραβικό μπουζούκι

http://www.bras.gr - Theofilos Bras presents an arab bouzouq that had made in his workshop at Athens. Αυτό είναι το μπουζούκ, το αράβικο, αυτή είναι...

National Arab Orchestra - Taqasim Buzuq - Tareq Abboushi

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Elie Maalouf: Buzuq Taksim

Elie Maalouf playing buzuq in Zahle's Hills Lebanon …ايلي معلوف تقاسيم على البزق في كروم زحلة لبنان.

Michigan Arab Orchestra: Buzuq Taqsim - Tareq Abboushi

The Michigan Arab Orchestra 2nd Annual Gala Concert Saturday June 1st, 2013 Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts Directed By: Michael Ibrahim Violin: ...

Lebanon : Buzuq and Ud لبنان: بزق و عود

completely unknown, and although so simple but beautiful and sweet.

Turkish Music (Buzuq) عزف رائع على آلة البزق

Buzuk : turkish Music.

Buzuq - Blue Dive

Musical Piece by Khalid Joubran Called Blue Dive.

Elie Maalouf - Youssef Zayed , duo buzuq percussion

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Buzuq by Naeem Sukar

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Elie Maalouf: Buzuq "Siga" Taksim

Elie Maalouf playing a "Siga" Taksim on Buzuq with a special personal tuning. ايلي معلوف تقسيم سيكا على البزق مع دوزان خاص.

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