Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Turkey: Day Twenty Three




I've seen a lot of street musicians here playing bağlama, which is a kind of Turkish traditional guitar. The strings are doubled, like a 12 string guitar, and the distance between frets is made up of quarter-tones as well as semitones; the sound can be quite different to what Western ears are used to. Thanks heaps to Dave for playing for me, through little computer speakers because we didn't have an amp :) Also there's soccer-playing kids with whistles from yesterday, as is and also pitched down and octave, then two.


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