258 dutār

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body: wooden body; L. 132.9 cm
strings: 2 silk strings
frets: ca. 1? octaves from e'
tuning: e'-a'

The name of the instrument means "two strings" in Persian. Held at a diagonal to the player's body. Strummed with all five fingers of the right hand. The volume of sound produced is rather small, and the tone quality is soft. Used widely in the home (by especially women) and by professional musicians. Used as a solo instrument, in ensembles and in accompaniment for songs and dances.

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