Fiddle kamancheh training in Karaj:
The fiddle is one of the string-bowed instruments and it’s different parts are made of wood, Animal skin, bone and metal.
The fiddle is played in a sitting position, so that the musician holds the instrument vertically in the left hand and the fingers of the same hand move along the handle, and the bow with the right hand moves horizontally back and forth on the strings.
The fiddle also has a base in the shape of a metal bar, the wide end of which is placed on the leg or on the ground. This instrument is usually made of mulberry and maple wood. The length of the fiddle from the metal base to the straight (upper part of the head of the claw) is about 75 cm.
In his book,history of Iranian music,Khaleghi refers to fiddle as being evolved from Rabab . He adds that from the Safavid period onwards, the fiddle has been considered one of the pillars of Iranian music.
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In terms of shape, the bowls are made of spherical or incomplete cones. Bowls that are the shape of an incomplelete cone are mode with open backs. The use of these fiddles is common in central parts of Iran, especially in Lorestan. These fiddles have a strong and clear sound, and because they have a light bowl, it is easier to perform parts that require the fiddle to spin quickly.
The outer diameter of a traditional music fiddle bowl is usually 20 cm, while the size of a fiddle bowl varies in different parts of Iran. Turkmens make fiddles with very small bowls. In other parts of the world, where fiddle-like instruments are played, the bowls are small and often made of coconut shell.
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The fiddle handle, unlike the bowl, is not usually variable in shape. The handle is made of walnut wood and its shape is an incomplete cone and its diameter is 37 mm at the nek and 31 mm at the connection to the bowl. The length of the fiddle handle is 31 cm.
In the past, the fiddle had 3 strings, sometimes the first and second strings were doubled, but today it is made with 4 strings. Therefore, 4 wires and consequently 4 thning pages are placed on the fiddle handle, and these wires are connected to the wire holder after passing through the nek and passing through the handle and bowl. It is common to use full chords for violin strings. The skin is pulled on the mouth of the fiddle bowl and it’s material is usually cow skin, fish skin, deer skin and so on.
The vault is placed on the skin and the wires are pressed against the vault to the skin. The fiddle is placed on the player’s leg by a stand that is attached to the bowl in the string section. The fiddle bow, originally called the kamaneh, is made of a wood that is curved on one side, 60 cmin length, and is usually made of ponytail.
Unlike western stringed instruments, the hair of the fiddle bow is not pulled tightly on the wood, but is adjusted by the musician who changes the pressure on the string accordingly. How the fiddle sounds depends on some factors, some of which are: wood material, thickness in different parts of the bowl, bowl shape, bowl sizes,the bowl surface in terms of cutting, skin type and thickness, material, shape, size and location of the vault, the heck, the material of the wire and the angle of connection of the handle to the bowl.
The usual range of the fiddle is about 3 octaves, and due to the presence of different tunes,all intervals of Iranian music (Tones, half-tones and quarter-tones) can be performed in this instrument.
How long does it take to learn fiddle?
Fiddle students may ask how long does fiddle training take in Karaj ? Before answering this question, the purpose of fiddle training and the factors influencing the learning of this instrument should be examined.
The first point is to determine the goal of the music student in learning the fiddle instrument, which makes it possible to predict different times for it. the instrument, learn different techniques of playing the fiddle, accompany other instruments and participate in To completete learning of may take about 3 to 4 years.
The next point is the talent, rehearsal time andوinterest of students in fiddle. Students who grow up in musical families and always have a musical instrument in their ear, will probably progress faster in fiddle class. Of course, other students who are interested can persevere and Regular rehearsals make up for this shortcoming and even snatch the ball from talented music students.
Other ways to increase the speed of learning the fiddle instrument are listening to various traditional pieces as well as listening to the music of prominent fiddle teachers so that students can strengthen their musical ear.
The next important point is regular and daily training. Students who devote an hour to training every day according to a proper plan will definitely take less time to master their fiddle. Proper and regular practice has a great impact on the progress of students and fiddle teachers give exactly the same advice to students and consider the main basis of progress in music education as daily and regular practice.
And the last point about fiddle training in Karaj is choosing a good and professional teacher. A good teacher does not only mean teaching fiddle, but a good teacher must have good morals and behavior in addition to the correct and creative teaching in order to be able to attract students to music. This is especially important when it comes to teaching children music, as otherwise it may make the student bored with the music class.
In conclusion, we should mention that learning any instrument at a professional level requires a lot of practice and perseverance, and it is not possible to set a precise and specific time for it. Students should also avoid this mentality when training and focus more. It is about learning correctly and not speed, so that the fiddle teacher can teach them all the necessary materials with a principled planning. First of all, it is better for students to think about mastering the instrument and to avoid playing extracurricular pieces that are not at the level of their playing. Finally, it can be said that after knowing and understanding these two topics, you will be ready to enter the specialized section of fiddle.
Fiddle training in Karaj is done by Gam Music School in a calm and clean environment by the best and most experienced teachers.