EarthTone – Azerbaijani Tar

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Tuesday, 10 May 2022
  • Time to read: 2 min.

EarthTone – Azerbaijani Tar

EarthTone presents their latest release “Azerbaijani Tar” contains professionally played and recorded melodies which is ready to allow you to discover the unique sounds of Tar.

“Tar” is a Turkish folk instrument played with a plectrum (tezene) also a commonly used instrument in Azerbaijan, Iran, Uzbekistan and Georgia. Its body is composed of two bowls of different size and is generally made from mulberry trees.

The gögüs section is covered with a membrane taken from the heart of water buffaloes or cattle. Sap section is from hardwood and fish line pitches are tied onto it. There are two main groups of strings on tar.

Those in the first group are used in playing the tune and consists of three groups of two strings. The other group of strings are called Kök and Zengi and are tuned according to the mode to be used and enhance the tone.

Azerbaijani Tar Demo

Please Note: This is a “Tar” pack ONLY, other sounds contained within this Demo are for illustration purposes only.

In detail expect to find in “Azerbaijani Tar” 512MB of raw content featuring 90 beautifully played “Tar” loops at 90/110/130bpm and includes a dry version (w/o any additional e.q, compressor, or reverb effects) and wet version of each, giving a total of 180 files. All loops are Key and tempo labeled for ease of use. All sounds are ready to fit straight in your tracks. 

This instrument can be used accompanying other instruments and is perfectly usable in a variety of musical genres whether you’re producing world music, ethnic & organic folk music, experimental, cinematic, ambient, meditation, live lounge, electronica or even hip hop also suitable for film score, documentaries, and media compositions as well – the only limit is your imagination

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