Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
GUEST,Jack Campin Lyr Req: can anybody read Egyptian hieroglyphics? (23) RE: Lyr Req: can anybody read Egyptian hieroglyphics? 08 Aug 18

It's a kind of harp known by names close to "cheng" right across Asia. I'm doing a talk about the 16th century Ottoman version, which like most chengs was held with the soundbox up.

The low strings are further away from the player, as with the normal Western harp. The major difference is the lack of a forepillar - all the stress is taken on one joint. In practice they seem just as reliable (and lighter) without the forepillar. The Turkish players Fikret Karakaya and Sirin Pancaroglu have a few CDs and videos with the revived Ottoman cheng. It's roughly comparable to the Scottish clarsach in its capabilities.

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.