Buy Persian Tar

Tar is an Iranian long-necked, waisted lute family instrument, shared by many cultures and countries including IranAzerbaijanUzbekistanArmeniaGeorgiaTajikistan and others near the Caucasus and Central Asia regions. The older and more complete name of the tār is čāhārtār or čārtār, meaning in Persian “four string”. This is in accordance with a practice common in Persian-speaking areas of distinguishing lutes on the basis of the number of strings originally employed. Beside the čārtār, these include the dotārsetārpančtār, and šaštār or šeštār .

It was revised into its current sound range in the 18th century and has since remained one of the most important musical instruments in Iran and the Caucasus, particularly in Persian classical music, and the favoured instrument for radifs.

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