Yay for the Yaybahar

This instrument, invented by Istanbul-based musician Görkem Şen, can be played in a variety of ways.  In the hands of it’s inventor it makes complex, evocative sounds.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.  The view out of the window is quite nice too.  🙂

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Posted on November 22, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 31 Comments.

  1. interesting sounds, oddly like whales under the surface of the ocean. I wonder if the instrument will ever enter into the world of rock and roll. smile. Eve

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    • You’re right Eve, it _is_ a bit like whalesong. The only problem I can see with this instrument is that it takes up a lot of room. It wouldn’t be popular at your average rock-n-roll venue – they’d be tripping over it all the time. 🙂

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      • where did you find out about such an unusual instrument? I have noticed you have a way of finding the most unusual items and bringing them to our attention. You could possibly one day have an Aladdin’s cave of your very own. 🙂 Eve

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      • Well, it’s rather boring this time but it was in one of the regular emails I get from YouTube. Their selections are based on things that I’ve looked at in the past.
        I’d love to have an Aladdin’s cave! 😀 How about you?

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  2. So unusual. Interesting sound, that’s for sure.

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  3. Amazing! Love the sound and have sent your link to my son, the violinist, I’m sure he will enjoy it too 🙂

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    • Yay, I hope he likes it. 🙂 How was the concert?

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      • I’ll let you know what he thinks of the Yaybahar as soon as I hear back from him 😉
        The concert was simply amazing!!! I’m so pleased we all travelled down for it and it was lovely to have all the family together again for a couple of days

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      • I’m so glad for you. It must be great to have a musician in the family. We all like to dabble but none of us is talented enough to perform. My aunt in London used to play concert piano but I never got to see her play in public.

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      • Thanks Sarah, I’ve got to admit it is lovely to have music in the house and I do miss it a lot since George went to the Conservatoire, After all his dedication over the years it is wonderful to see him perform at this level now not only as a Soloist but also as part of such a wonderful Orchestra

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  4. It rather depressed me listening to it straight, so to speak. It would make an amazing soundtrack, though, to a thriller set in the Middle Ages!

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  5. Never in my life have I heard of or seen this instrument. It’s fascinating! I think I want one.

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  6. there’s some cello married to a chainsaw there — but very useful in modern music

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