Persian Tar or the King of The Iranian Orchestra

Hamed Zamanian is a great Persian Tar player. He is the lead player in "Chavoosh Behbahan" and "Kish e Mehr" ensembles. In this episode, I talked to Hamed about his experience in playing Tar; where and how he started and how can other people learn playing it as well. We are also talking about the history of this melodious and popular music instrument.

The word Tar literally means String in Farsi. Tar is an ancient and one of the most important Iranian musical instruments whereas it is referred to as the "king of the Iranian orchestra" by maestros.

Listen to this episode and learn more about Persian Tar. This episode was spoken entirely in Farsi.

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Structure of Tar:



Chavoosh Behbahan Ensemble

From left to right: Hamed Zamanian (Tar player), Me (not part of the band), Hamid Sarvari Zadeh (Setar and Tonbak player), Morteza Ghanbarnasab Behbahani (Ney -or reel- player), Saeed Gholamhosein Pour (Tar player), Sajjad Dabestan Pour (Vocalist).

January 2017, Dusit Thani Hotel, Manila, Philippines.

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