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  Macedonian Gift Shop - Macedonian Musical Instruments !   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Tambura is broth in Macedonia from Turkey in XIV and XV century.
In the traditional practice in Macedonia Tambura is known by several names: "litarka" or "ikitelia" (for the 2 stringed Tambura), "cetvorka", "karaduzen" or "chiftelia" (for 4 stringed Tambura), "bozuk" (for 6 stringed Tambura), and "sharkia" (from 3 to 12 stringed Tambura).
The Tambura is predominantly solo instrument, and in the last decades of the previos century in an ensembles (ansambli).
www.macedoniagiftshop.com /macedonain_instruments.html   (1159 words)

  Tamburas (or Tanpuras) for Sale
Tamburas (or Tanpuras), which are classified as chordophones, are a member of the lute family.
Tambura is the southern Indian name for this instrument, while tanpura is the name commonly used in northern India.
Tamburas have fewer strings than a sitar, no sympathetic strings, no frets, and a moveable bridge used to adjust the pitch.
www.musicoutfitters.com /ethnic/tambura.htm   (1111 words)

 Glazbeni Ansambl Tresnjevka
Tambura is an instrument, which is closely related to the leut or the lute, with Russian balalaika, with Ukrainian bandura, with Italian mandolin, with Spanish guitar and other instruments which developed from the same origin in the former Persia that is Iran now.
The name „tambura“ or „tanpura“ is also used for the instruments in India, which resemble the sitar and the surbahar, which are by the appearance and kind of playing very similar to the tamburitza.
„The Assyrian Tambura" from that 3 rd century B.C., which was found as a picture cut in the stone, we cannot obviously call „Farkaš's Brač”, although the similarity is striking, because Milutin Farkaš was born 23 centuries later, in the 1856.
www.tresnjevka.net /engtamb.htm   (1816 words)

 Tamburas and Tanpuras
Tambura is the southern Indian pronunciation while Tanpura is the name commonly used in northern India.
Tamburas are most often tuned to Sa/Pa or Sa/ Ma, where Sa is the tonal center.
The Female Tamburas are tuned to a higher pitch, often to the key of B flat.
www.mid-east.com /Info/tamburas.html   (1282 words)

 The Hindu : The electronic distraction at concerts
When the audience hears the tambura, it is as a background sound that is at once melodious and refined that barely draw one's attention.
In fact the electronic tambura appears to be basically designed to occupy the sound space because it is possible to increase its volume inordinately and it can sometimes be heard even before the curtain has risen.
Thus while the very beautiful background sound of the tambura remained almost imperceptible to the audience, the noise pollution of this electronic gadget is, often, uncomfortably loud enough to lamentably destroy one's listening pleasure.
www.hinduonnet.com /thehindu/fr/2002/05/10/stories/2002051000940600.htm   (1480 words)

 Sangeetanubhava   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
A Tambura is a classical four (or five) stringed drone instrument, which is a very important part of every Indian concert.
The Tambura has four strings that run from the bottom of the bowl to the tuning pegs over a broad ivory bridge mounted on the resonator.
Posture: The Tambura is normally held vertically on the right lap of the performer (usually not the main artiste), with the resonator being supported by the left hand.
www.carnatica.net /sangeet/tambura.htm   (372 words)

 Glazbeni Ansambl Tresnjevka
Tambura je trzalaèko glazbalo srodno leutu ili lutnji, ruskoj balalajci, ukrajinskoj banduri, talijanskoj mandolini, španjolskoj gitari i drugim glazbalima koja su se razvila u svijetu iz zajednièkih korijena u davnašnjoj Perziji, današnjem Iranu.
Naziv „tambura“ ili „tanpura“ koristi se i za glazbala na podruèju Indije koja kao i sitar, sarod i surbahar, izgledom i naèinom sviranja podsjeæaju na tamburu.
Slike su postavljene onako kako bi to vidio tamburaš da okrene instrument prema sebi.
www.tresnjevka.net /tambura.htm   (1427 words)

 Sampurna website of Ludwig Pesch
Provisions for several tamburas and professionally trained players can easily be made on the site of the annual festivals held in Hampi and elsewhere to commemorate Sri Purandara Dasa.
There is nothing that could be compared to the experience of playing a well tuned tambura, and an imitation of its colourful sounds, however close it may come to the original when heard through a loudspeaker, will always remain merely a surrogate.
When I investigated "the case of the missing tambura", it turned out that many music lovers and musicians deplore this development and are willing to make a constructive contribution within their own field of influence.
home.planet.nl /~pesch082/htmlpag/E/Tambura_LP05.html   (1355 words)

 Raga Exchange - Music of India - Steven landsberg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The tambura is the acoustic potential for the whole harmonic series; and, as such, represents the cosmic potential for all apparent phenomena.
Although the tambura is tuned with three strings tuned to the tonic (in Indian music we call this tonic Sa or shadja) and one string to the fourth or fifth, we can find all twelve notes in the harmony that is created by the four strings vibrating simultaneously.
When a musician plays or sings along with the balanced stroking of the tambura, it is not the case that he hears two different sounds-the droned tonic of the tambura and the sound of his voice or instrument.
www.ragascape.com /Ragascapes/4.html   (637 words)

 Webindia123.com-Musical Instrument-Tambura
The resonance box or bowl of tambura or tamboori is made of wood and is spherical in shape having an upper covering made out of a plain flat plank.
In the south, tamburas usually have wooden bodies whereas in the north gourds are used.
The strings of the tambura are gently and continuously plucked with the fingers, one after the other.
www.webindia123.com /music/instru/tambura.htm   (367 words)

 Tamburas - tenor tamburas, electronic tamburas, male and female tamburas.
Tamburas are classical Indian instruments and look as exotic as they sound.
In the four stringed Tambura, the two middle strings are tuned to the Tonic.
In the five or six stringed Tambura, the performer can choose to tune the extra string(s) to any note(s) in the Raga that is being played.
www.heritageethnicmusic.com /site/607029/page/273948   (734 words)

 Tanpura (Tambura) - Indian Drone Instrument   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The word "tanpura" (tanpoora) is common in the north, but in south India it is called "tambura", "thamboora", "thambura", or "tamboora".
The Miraj style is the typical north Indian tanpura (tambura).
Although the tamburi is generally acknowledged to have an inferior sound, it is the easiest of all the tamburas to maintain.
chandrakantha.com /articles/indian_music/tanpura.html   (388 words)

 File Midi Tambura
For an explanation of the tambura notation, transcriptions...
The Tambura VSTi is unique in the over 300 modes that are compatible...
The prebuilt synths (Oblivion, Tambura, Cirkel Sol) are in a ready to go dll format, simply drag the dll...
www.hober.com /file-midi-tambura.html   (173 words)

 Tanpura, tanpoora, tambura, tamboora, tanpuri, sursota, indian music drone - RagaNet Issue #2
The dept, tone and resonance created by a full blown instrument where one can tweak the silk thread under the jawari for adjustments that satisfy individual tastes is not available to the electronic tanpura drone machines.
The instrumental version of the tanpura (tambura) is also becoming increasingly popular due to its small size and portability.
Like the Male, female tanpuras with string sets that are especially designed for the male and female singing range, we actually market two sets of Instrumental tanpura strings that cater to the C and F (G) tunings.
www.raganet.com /RagaNet/Issues/2/tanpura.html   (1071 words)

 Ivan Tucakov - News
I launched a separate Tambura Rasa Productions website which sums up some of the many musical and multi-media projects I have been involved with in the past few years.
Tambura Rasa - Etymology Tambura Rasa is derived from a few ideas and philosophies to create a concept of bringing the music and cultures across the globe together in a new, undiscovered way.
This theory was advocated by philosophers John Locke, Sigmund Freud and the Stoics in the Ancient Greece.
www.tamburarasa.com /News.php   (1487 words)

 UNHCR - UNHCR resumes repatriation of Sudanese in Central African Republic
TAMBURA, Sudan, December 18 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency has resumed the repatriation of southern Sudanese refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR) after being forced to suspend the operation for eight months due to security concerns.
A further 164 passengers were flown to Tambura on a Fokker-50 aircraft on Monday and UNHCR now plans to run three flights, three times a week on aircraft chartered by the International Organisation for Migration.
Christoph Hamm, head of the UNHCR field office in Tambura, said the returnees faced serious challenges due to the lack of infrastructure and skilled personnel in areas such as health and education after more than two decades of conflict.
www.unhcr.org /cgi-bin/texis/vtx/newsitem?id=4586b9904   (815 words)

 The Tambura or tampura - Indian classical music instrument   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The tambura is an indian classical string instrument, the evolution of the tambur (an instrument close to the tambura but of smaller size).
In the XIXth century, this instrument was smaller, because its main resonator is made of a pumkin and big pumkins were not available in India.
But the special drone effect results from the flat bridge or jawari, which increases enormously the spectrum of the notes and links the strings' vibration.
makar-records.com /siteus/tambura.html   (172 words)

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Justin is one of an estimated 9,000 to 12,000 in Tambura County who are sick with the diseaseo20 percent of the population.
When Richer first came to Tambura in 1994, she didn't know she was landing in the middle of an epidemic.
When Richer came to Tambura, there hadn't been a major outbreak of sleeping sickness since the late seventies, and at first she simply dealt with cases as they came in.
www.pestdepot.addr.com /sleeping.htm   (6180 words)

 Music of India --Part Two
In the four-stringed Tambura, the two middle strings are tuned to the tonic.
The last string, which is the bass string, is tuned to the tonic one octave lower.
Playing position: The Tambura is usually held upright and placed on the lap of the player.
trumpet.sdsu.edu /M345/Music_of_India2.html   (2030 words)

So far, we started with The Tamburas of Pandit Pran Nath, which was a recording we made actually in 1982, you know La Monte tunedit's two tamburas that La Monte tuned for several hours to really achieve a perfect tuning and then we recorded, I guess the original recording is about an hour.
One is we wrote very extensive notes on the tambura, so the combination of the recording also brings people information about this great instrument, the tambura, which is coming down in history from India, it's just the most remarkable instrument; it's the only instrument that's designed to play harmonics continuously.
You know, the tambura looks easy to play and it is easy to play superficially, but to play it well, so that it just really is a continuously droning sound, you don't hear any of the clunk that you could hear of the strings, because they're not plucked, they're stroked.
www.newmusicbox.org /page.nmbx?id=54fp16   (492 words)

 Tambura 2002
Tambura was different to any other Sudanese town we have been this year.
Tambura was given to the Catholics so 99.9% of Tambura was Catholic.
Before the SPLA took Tambura in the early nineties a German road company had a huge workshop in the town.
www.revivalfireministries.com /Tambura.htm   (882 words)

The name and basic structure of the tambura might imply a Middle Eastern origin, but the development and use of drones is distinctive to South Asia.
The Tamburas used by men tend to be over 130cm long.
The tambura not only provides the drone, but can be plucked in a regular ostinato pattern, providing a rhythmic background also.
www2.seasite.niu.edu /worldmusic/Tampura.htm   (281 words)

 Amazon.com: tambura   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Tambura: A definition of the shape, dimensions, and technology of crafting Vojvodina system tambure by Dusan Brankov (Unknown Binding - 1998)
Tamburas by Karlheinz Grosser (Unknown Binding - 1967)
A history of the tambura by Walter W Kolar (Unknown Binding - 1973)
www.amazon.com /s?ie=UTF8&keywords=tambura&tag=lexico&index=blended&link_code=qs&page=1   (332 words)

 Situation Reports: Sudan, Weekly epidemiological record 8 Oct 2004: Sudan
At Tambura hospital, all persons suspected of having HAT are serologically screened, diagnosed and staged, and the appropriate treatment for stage one and stage two of the disease is provided.
All patients with stage 2 of the disease are transferred to Tambura hospital.
An agreement was established between WHO and the Sudanese authorities, including the south Sudan health autorities and the appropriate county authorities in Tambura and Ezo counties, to facilitate capacity building of national staff, to promote sustainability of the programme.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/rwb.nsf/AllDocsByUNID/3085ffeafe76fbdf85256f27004e4a1c   (1158 words)

 Tamburitza Music And The Tamburitza Family
The tambura family comprises a large and diverse group of instruments, for which there are a variety of tuning systems.
The tambura has evolved from before the 19th century, when it was used as a solo instrument, to the present day, where in its many variations, it is played in large groups of from 3 to 40 players.
The first tambura concert was given by Ivan Sladicek with a group of four players in Zagreb in 1879.
larkinthemorning.com /article.asp?AI=31&   (723 words)

 YouTube - 2005-Oct 29 - Tambura Fest 1
Tambura Fest held at Croatian Church in Hamilton.
2006-Oct 28 - Tambura Fest - Adria Oshawa -3-Drumarac
2006-Oct 28 - Tambura Fest - Adria Oshawa - 1-Ples Pahulica
youtube.com /?v=70tDkh2pXJU   (105 words)

 6IndianMusic : tambura   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
TAMBURA - A string instrument that functions as a drone which provides the background "fabric" of South Indian Music.
A text summary of the clickable map above, meant for web-crawlers and other automatic tools:
tambura is example (drone) of South Indian instruments
trumpet.sdsu.edu /M345/Knowledge_Webs/7Indian_MusicY/tambura.htm   (42 words)

 Rumen Sirakov - tambura / cdRoots   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
A very mixed bag, from traditional small ensembles to large folk orchestra, present the music of the tambura, instrumental tunes, horos and rachenitsas from all around Bulgaria, led by one of Bulgaria's acclaimed masters of this stringed, lute-type instrument.
This album is the first of a new series in which Gega New presents all musical instruments used in Bulgarian folklore, featuring instrumental tunes, horos and rachenitsas from all regions of Bulgaria.
The tambura is one of the most widely spread musical instruments.
www.cdroots.com /gn-278.html   (363 words)

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