The history and culture of Danbull

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Danbull is a Uyghur and Uzbek stringed musical instrument. It has a long history, simple shape, beautiful sound and unique local style, and is often used for solo performances.

The history and culture of Danbull

Boolean has a relatively long history. According to legend, in the 14th and 15th centuries, there were already famous folk artists who played Boolean.

In the Qing Dynasty, it was included in the court Huibu music. The Qing Dynasty "Imperial Order of the Qing Dynasty" (Volume 42) contained: "Danbuer is carved with a tong as the body, with a large shovel as the groove,...straight handle, flat face and round back, There are four iron strings, two upper shafts, one on the left and one on the left and one on the left and one on the left. ... There are two irons on the handle as a mountain pass, the upper one is perforated to receive the string, the next one is for the string, and the column is used for corners." This record is widely circulated today. The boolean is slightly different. The Qing Dynasty "Xinjiang Map Zhi" (Volume 48) also contains: "Bronze strings are called "playing general". Play Boolean.

This musical instrument was first popular in southern Xinjiang, and the official record was found in the "History of Musicians" (ancient Weiwen manuscript) written by Mullah Esmutulamujizi in 1854. The book states: The music teacher of the ancient musician Abdurhemai Gami once played the Boer solo at that time. The musician bought Ullana Shayef Berrihe, who played "Iraq Gobi Muqam" with a boul in his hand, which was enchanting. At the end of the 18th century, Tan Boer spread to northern and eastern Xinjiang. Now it has become the favorite stringed instrument of the Uyghur people in the north and south of the Tianshan Mountains.

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Tanbull (pinyin: tán bù ěr) is a stringed instrument played by the Uyghur and Uzbeks. The range is wide, the tone is crisp, and it is full of rich national style. Often used for solo, ensemble or accompaniment.

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