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Topic: Upright piano "BELARUS" & kobyz  (Read 1449 times)

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Upright piano "BELARUS" & kobyz
on: December 01, 2017, 03:27:46 PM

Upright piano "BELARUS" & kobyz (musical a stringed-bowed instrument of Kipchak nomads)
Kobyz(khylkobyz (Kazkah: кобыз)) is a stringed-bowed instrument. Kobyz has a bucket-shaped body, an arcuate curved neck and a large flat head, the half of surface is covered with skin. Strings and bow are made of horse hair, it is made of solid wooden block. Often done with two strings, but also there are three-stringed, four-stringed kobyz and has variations like "nar kobyz", "jez kobyz"
The Kobyz (Kazakh: қобыз) or kyl-kobyz is an ancient Kazakh string instrument. It has two strings made of horsehair, the resonating cavity is usually covered with goat leather.

Traditionally kobyzes were sacred instruments, owned by shamans and bakses (traditional spiritual medics). According to legends, the kobyz and its music could banish evil spirits, sicknesses and death.

In the 1930s, when the first folk instrument orchestras were established in the Soviet republic of Kazakhstan, a new kind of kobyz came into existence, it now had four metallic strings and thus became closer to a violin. Such a modernized kobyz can be used to play both Kazakh music and the most complicated works of violin literature. One of the few western musicians to use the kobyz is Trefor Goronwy.