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rabāb or rabābah, an Arabic fiddle in the 10th century.
 
rabāb or rabābah, an Arabic fiddle in the 10th century.
 
Parent of the medieval European rebec or rubebe (11th-18th century Mediterranean/Balkans) and lira (like the lyre?)
 
Parent of the medieval European rebec or rubebe (11th-18th century Mediterranean/Balkans) and lira (like the lyre?)
The ancient rabāb was the ancestor of almost all European bowed instruments. It had a membranous belly, 2-3 strings, and narrow neck.
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The ancient rabāb was the ancestor of almost all European bowed instruments. It had a membranous belly, 2-3 strings, and narrow neck. Its range was about an octave.
  
  
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PERSIA
 
PERSIA
large rebab, more range
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Large rebab, more range than the ancient rabab. (similar instrument - kamanche or khomanche)
Iraqi and Bedouin - joza, coconut-shell soundbox
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Iraqi and Bedouin - joza, variant with coconut-shell soundbox.
Kamanche - similar instrument
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CENTRAL ASIA
 
CENTRAL ASIA
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MUGHAL
 
MUGHAL
seni rabab - wood body with resonator and six strings, no frets and traditionally no sympathetic strings
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The seni rabab - wood body with resonator and six strings, no frets and traditionally no sympathetic strings.
kabuli rabab (Afghan) - hollow wood body with gut or nylon strings,
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Kabuli rabab (Afghan) - hollow wood body with gut or nylon strings.
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Notes
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Rabab - original ancestor.
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Rebab - used in gamelan.
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Robab or rubab - originated in Afghanistan.

Revision as of 14:22, 5 January 2020

Rabāb used to be a term for any stringed instrument.


Ancient rabab

rabāb or rabābah, an Arabic fiddle in the 10th century. Parent of the medieval European rebec or rubebe (11th-18th century Mediterranean/Balkans) and lira (like the lyre?) The ancient rabāb was the ancestor of almost all European bowed instruments. It had a membranous belly, 2-3 strings, and narrow neck. Its range was about an octave.


Medieval r*bab

PERSIA Large rebab, more range than the ancient rabab. (similar instrument - kamanche or khomanche) Iraqi and Bedouin - joza, variant with coconut-shell soundbox.


CENTRAL ASIA more western, higher pitched

MUGHAL The seni rabab - wood body with resonator and six strings, no frets and traditionally no sympathetic strings.

Kabuli rabab (Afghan) - hollow wood body with gut or nylon strings.


Notes

Rabab - original ancestor. Rebab - used in gamelan. Robab or rubab - originated in Afghanistan.