\nAll About Persian Tar\u00a0\nPersian tar is a long necked, double-bowl body instrument. Persian Tar is a string or stringed instrument.\u00a0It is the newest musical instrument\u00a0of Persian\u00a0folklor.\u00a0\u00a0It only dates back to\u00a0250 years ago.\u00a0It's \u00a0current form was developed in the 18th \u00a0century.\u00a0Iranians say\u00a0that Tar is\u00a0the sultan of instruments.\u00a0It is strongly believed that Tar is the \u00a0descendent of rubab which is played in\u00a0Pakistan\u00a0and\u00a0Afghanistan. After is has been adopted to \u00a0Persian art by the musicians it became a common\u00a0urban instrument.\u00a0The long and narrow neck of Tar has a flat fingerboard which ends with\u00a0six wooden pegs.\u00a0It has three courses of double\u00a0"singing" strings\u00a0which lies on the fingerboard There are also two pairs of shorter\u00a0 strings which is under the bass and over two small copper bridges on the upper side of the fingerboard.\u00a0Tuning of these strings are\u00a0variable according to the\u00a0performer's taste.\n\n\u00a0Characteristics of Tar\nIn Persian the word "Tar" means string and a Persian Tar is a\u00a0\u00a0stringed vibrating musical instrument.\u00a0The initial sound is produced by\u00a0a stretched string\u00a0 which is vibrating. These vibrating strings are\u00a0called\u00a0Chordophones. Persians name their favorite instrument\u00a0as\u00a0"T\u00e2r-e Shir\u00e2z"\u00a0which means the Tar from Shiraz. Persian tar is\u00a0simply a stringed instrument played with a\u00a0plectrum.\u00a0The plectrum is used to make tinkle\u00a0the instrument. Persian Tar\u00a0has also frets that have been tied on the neck.\n\n\u00a0Persian Tar Frets\u00a0\nPressing a string against a fret determines the vibration\u00a0length of the string and its resultant pitch. Frets of traditional Tars are made of\u00a0gut. They are embedded around the neck of it.\u00a0Every fret consists of 3 or 4 threads according to the tradition. The frets are moveable in order to get a new arrange of frets.\u00a0The number of classical Tar frets are\u00a0between 22\u00a0and\u00a028.\u00a0The frets between whole tone and half tone frets representing the micro tones.\u00a0\n\u00a0\nThe Traditional Style\nTraditional style was born in\u00a0the\u00a0Qajar period. Persian tar was held on the chest up to\u00a0early 1920's\u00a0but later on it was brought down and was put on the legs. Not only the playing technique was changed but also some changes occurred in its structure. There are some recordings left from great masters.\u00a0Mirza Abdollah\u00a0and\u00a0Mirza Hussein Qoli Farahani\u00a0were very talented composers and composed beautiful\u00a0pieces which are still the source of inspiration for many musicians.\n\n\u00a0The Quality Of The Sound\nThe tar is one of the main instruments of the\u00a0Persian music.\u00a0It is played both in\u00a0ensemble\u00a0and as a\u00a0solo instrument.\u00a0The\u00a0volume of the sound is comparable with other traditional musical instruments\u00a0like\u00a0santoor,\u00a0ney,\u00a0oud\u00a0and\u00a0kamanche\u00a0and can be played without using a microphone. Beside its usage in\u00a0modern Iran ensembles,\u00a0the tar has been played in orchestras.\u00a0\nAll the Tars\u00a0at our store are hand made and are products\u00a0of\u00a0excellent craftsmen with affordable prices.\u00a0If you are looking for buying\u00a0a convenient Tar with a fair\u00a0value, please visit our store in \u0130stanbul or check\u00a0our online catalogue.