Tag: Baglama

jazz

Peter Pussarnig – Jazz and World Music with Guitar,…

I have recently discovered some great music by Peter Pussarnig. The sound of the mandolin in the track Anahata from Peter Pussarnigs CD “Autumn Song” inspired me to listen to more music by this artist. In this great video some people were filmed as they heard the track for the very first time – a great idea! In another track – Sarangi Mandolin Didgeridoo – obviously recorded in India Peter Pussarning also plays the mandolin.

Peter Pussarning has studied at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Graz. He plays all kinds of instruments, including guitar, sitar, baglama, mandolin, shanti drum, balalaika, bass and electronics.

I have compiled a playlist with videos by Peter Pussarning and the PP3 Trio. The playlist starts with Anahata. The second video is another great composition with guitar and tabla titled wanderlust.

Playlist Peter Pussarnig Trio – PP3

Additional Information

Website Peter Pussarnig

Instruments: guitars, sitar, bağlama, mandolin, shanti drum, balalaika, bass & electronics

Peter Pussarnig has studied jazz guitar under the supervision of Guido Jeszenszky at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Austria. As a traveling musician he has learned how to play, among others, bağlama in Istanbul, Turkey and sitar with Shri Druva Nath Mishra in Varanasi, India. Being part of more than hundred projects, from playing to recording, shows his variety in styles and a great diversity of musical influences.
In 2015 “Autumn Song”, the debut album of his trio was released by Alessa Records.

Youtube channel Peter Pussarnig

Website University of Music and Performing Arts Graz

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Eastern Europe

Documentary – Traditional Music of Turkey with Wooden Instruments…

Tolgahan Çoğulu has worked on a project to present wooden instruments from Turkey. This has been inspired by the World Wood Day on March 21st.

The result is the following playlist with 17 videos that present the instruments:

  • Ud
  • Ney
  • microtonal guitar
  • Tar
  • Kemençe
  • Bağlama
  • fretless guitar
  • Kemane
  • Kanun
  • Tulum
  • Dede Efendi
  • Tanbur
  • Erbane
  • Mey
  • Darbuka
  • Kaval (six string Bağlama)

A great project in which excellent artists demonstrate the instruments and the playing techniques.

Documentary – Traditional Music of Turkey with Wooden Instruments

In the youtube channel of the International Wood Culture Society I have found two other videos with musical instruments, presenting the mandolin maker Carlo Mazzaccara and a luthier of the Oud:

The Oud and Luthier

Additional Information

International Wood Culture Society’s Documentary: Traditional Music of Turkey with Wooden Instruments
Documentary Supervisor: Tolgahan Çoğulu

World Wood Day 2015

Tolgahan Çoğulu

favorite tunes

Tin Tin Tini Mini Hanim – A Folk Dance…

In the homepage of DUNAV – a homepage dedicated to the folk danes of eastern Europe and Asia – I have recently discovered this simple but anyway interesting folk dance tune:  Tin Tin Tini Mini Hanim

The melody is composed of only 5 different notes, but it is possible to play this tune for a long time without becoming bored. It is also a nice tune for children as you can see in some of the videos that I have found.

Very interesting is the following video by the group Bustan Abraham from Israel. The tune starts with an improvisation on a banjo the sounds like it would introduce a bluegrass tune – but then follows the Turkish folk dance tune Tin Tin Tini Mini Halim for almost 10 minutes. Unfortunately this video is no more available – I have found another great version here:

Tini mini hanem

Tini Mini Hanem performed April 10, 2011 at Sanders Theatre by the Zamir Chorale of Boston conducted by Joshua Jacobson and members of Bustan Abraham with Mehmet Sanlikol. www.zamir.org.

Here another version with a group of woman who dance to the music:

In my playlist I have collected many difrerent versions, played by different groups as well as sung versions.

Enjoy this folk dance from Turkey: Tin Tin Tini Mini Hanim!

Playlist: Tin Tin Tini Mini Hanim

Additional Information

Lyrics with translation to English: http://www.shira.net/music/lyrics/tini-mini-hanim.htm

Sheet music and lyrics: http://www.frmartuklu.net/muzik-turleri-ve-enstrumanlari/129432-tin-tin-tini-mini-hanim-notalari.html

Sheet music – on the homepage www.baglamist.com you can find more sheet music of Turkish music: http://www.baglamist.com/t/tini-mini-hanim.htm

DUNAV Homepage – a great source vor video clips, sheet music, recordings and dance instructions: http://www.dunav.org.il/

mandolin orchestra

Koray Berat Sari, Baglama and Mandolin Orchestra Jugenzupforchester NRW

I found the following video and as it is a very rare combination I want to present it in my blog.

Last year a special compoetition for the Baglama – an instrument popular in Turkey and played by many immigrants from Turkey in Germany as well – was included in the German competition for young musicians Jugend Musiziert. The orchestra was conducted by Dr. Christian de Witt.

Koray Berat Sari, Jugendzupforchester NRW mit Baglama

Preisträgerkonzert von Jugend musiziert 2009
Baglama mit dem Jugendzupforchester NRW unter der Leitung von Dr. Christian de Witt

 

There is a press release about this (in German)
http://www.jugend-musiziert.org/bundeswettbewerb/presse/pressemitteilung

Baglama

Informations about the baglama from Turkey or more precisely the baglama saz can be found in the Atlas of Plucked Instruments.

http://www.atlasofpluckedinstruments.com/middle_east.htm

This is the most well-known Turkish plucked instrument. It comes in several different sizes : the small cura saz, the baglama saz, the bigger divan saz and the biggest : the meydan saz. Nowadays you can also find an electric saz. The baglama (pronounce : bah-lahma) is the most popular. In Iran and Azerbaijan this instrument may be called chogur, choghur or çogur.

Jugendzupforchester NR

Homepage of the Jugendzupforchester NRW: http://www.jugendzupforchester.de/

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