Online Resources for MUS 431: Exploring World Music
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Musical Instruments of the Balkans


DVOJNICE

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Aerophone; Bulgarian

2, 3, or 4 - tubed, end-blown flute; allows for simultaneous playing of drone pitch(es) and melody


GAIDA

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Aerophone; Bulgarian Gaida (or Macedonian Gajde)

Bagpipe; allows for simultaneous playing of drone pitch(es) and melody


KAVAL

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Aerophone; Bulgarian

Very similar to the Turkish Ney (cane) but kaval is made of wood


Zurna & Tupan

 

 


Ivo Paposav & His Bulgarian Wedding Band

 

 


GUSLE

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Chordophone; Serbian

Simple spike fiddle; musical symbol of Serbian Nationalism

Guslar plays the gusle and recites epic Serb poetry, often about Kosovo Polje ("Field of Black Birds")




Kosovo Polje

Milos Obilic then

Milos Obilic today

 

 

 

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