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    Posted: 06-Oct-2004 at 11:50

As you can read here, Tar is the most popular musical instrument of Iran, which in Persian means string. It is a string instrument with a pear-shaped body and six strings.


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A Tarist, Susa, 2nd Millennium BC

Is it the oldest musical instrument?

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Is it the oldest musical instrument?

IIRC archaeologists have found a 20.000 year old flute in Africa. But the tar is probably the oldest musical instument with strings.
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  Quote Cywr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Oct-2004 at 12:53
IIRC archaeologists have found a 20.000 year old flute in Africa.


They've found Neandathal flutes somewhere that are some 3 times that old.
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  Quote TJK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Oct-2004 at 13:00
Why this topis is in the Moderators Room ?
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lol because other forums were locked!

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  Quote Cywr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Oct-2004 at 13:53
Theres a tale that Gypsies bought the Guitar to Spain, complementing the string instruments that already existed there, and the 'Gypsies' (if we assume this means the Roma, for it could also refer to other traveling groups) passed though Iran on their way to Europe.
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  Quote JanusRook Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Oct-2004 at 23:00

lol because other forums were locked!

'Tis an evil time when the moderators hide general discussion topics from us common peons.

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  Quote ihsan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-Oct-2004 at 05:47
Guitar was invented by Andalusian Arabs, it's real name is Al Kitre.
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Jun-2012 at 19:33
Arab contribution to Spanish music:
http://www.syriatoday.ca/salloum-spanish.htm
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  Quote TheAlaniDragonRising Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-Jun-2012 at 07:03
The human voice, or percussion sounds like clapping...etc... could be classed as some instruments pre-dating any others.  
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