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== Medieval r*bab ==
 
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Large rebab, more range than the ancient rabab. (similar instrument - kamanche or khomanche)
 
Large rebab, more range than the ancient rabab. (similar instrument - kamanche or khomanche)
 
Iraqi and Bedouin - joza, variant with coconut-shell soundbox.
 
Iraqi and Bedouin - joza, variant with coconut-shell soundbox.
  
 
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'''Central Asia'''
CENTRAL ASIA
 
 
more western, higher pitched
 
more western, higher pitched
  
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'''Mughal Empire'''
 
The seni rabab - wood body with resonator and six strings, no frets and traditionally no sympathetic strings.
 
The seni rabab - wood body with resonator and six strings, no frets and traditionally no sympathetic strings.
  

Revision as of 14:23, 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 Empire 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.