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date: 15 November 2019

Chongur [chungur]locked

  • Robert At’Ayan
  • , revised by Jonathan McCollum



Lute of Armenia. The oval or pear-shaped body is carved from mulberry wood and has small soundholes in the wooden soundtable and sides. Four to six metal strings, tuned in 4ths or 5ths, extend along the long slender neck to the fixed bridge. The tied frets are nowadays of nylon. Depending on the maker, the total length can vary from 85 to 110 cm. The strings are struck with a plectrum and melodies are typically based on the diatonic scale. Armenian ...

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