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.
Arab buzuq - Αραβικό μπουζούκι
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Lebanon : Buzuq and Ud لبنان: بزق و عود
completely unknown, and although so simple but beautiful and sweet.
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National Arab Orchestra - Taqasim Buzuq - Tareq Abboushi
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Buzuq by Ibrahim Sukar
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Musical Piece by Khalid Joubran Called Blue Dive.
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Buzuq Impro. تقسيم بزق
Buzuq Improvisation by Tarek Charbel - Lebanon.
Georgios Karagiorgos - TAXIMI Graikiko (Bouzouki, Buzuki, Buzuq)
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said yusif li gel kurdsat.
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:01:13 -0700
There is a lot of sonic traffic; from its live music aesthetic, to the highly thought-out drum and percussion beats and patterns, to improvised Mawaweel by rababa, buzuq, saxophone, keyboards and electronically programmed synth-sounds. Only the ...
Voice of America
Voice of America
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 06:16:57 -0700
BEIRUT, LEBANON—. Across the Middle East artists are attacking Islamic State fighters with jokes, mocking the group with music, cartoons and videos. In Beirut, the increasingly popular band "The Great Departed" draws cheers and laughter as it insults ...
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 ...
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:45:00 -0700
Besonders innovativ ist die Spielweise der beiden Lauteninstrumente Oud und Buzuq. Sie erzeugen zuweilen einen untypisch aggressiven Klang, der mit seiner Rockigkeit auch den schläfrigsten Zuhörer aus dem Sessel zu heben vermag. »Der aggressive ...
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:30:00 -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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