Ebrahim Ghanbari Mehr

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Master Ebrahim Ghanbari Mehr
BornAugust 1, 1928
EducationMaster Abolhasan Saba
Known formusical instrument maker

Ebrahim Ghanbari Mehr is a musical instruments maker (born August 1, 1928). When he was six, his father died and the family financial situation got worse, so, after passing the fifth grade of primary, at age 11 he quit school and started working at tinny[clarification needed], forging, machining, and carpentry. Being interested in music, after a few years he was able to learn music with Abolhassan Saba, who started teaching him to play the violin, without charge. After spending a period of notation and familiarity with the steps and technics of Iranian and Western music, Saba suggested teaching him how to make violins. He and Saba he went to meet Soren Araklyan, a Russian immigrant and the author of Monverni, and learn his ideas and his research about music. Araklyan introduced Ganbari to the head of the Fine Arts Department, who offered him paid employment. After a year Saba died.

In 1960 Ganbari went to Watlo instrument making school in France to develop his skills; Atin Watlo was a famous specialist in striking instruments[clarification needed] at his time. Russian violist David Fyodorovich Oistrakh visited the workshop, and Ibrahim Ganbari asked Walto if he could let Oistrakh play his violin; his opinion was:

"Congratulations for your eagerness, talent and perseverance which has been put into your extraordinary made violin, I've seen such a perfect instrument which has the qualities together.
I wish you great success in the future"
Sincerely yours,
David Oistrakh
Paris 16-06-1960[1]

Ganbari finished his master's degree in instrument-making and returned to Iran. He started to invite different builders to his workshop to work together; some accepted, including Mr. Sanaati. That way he could make more violines, some were meant for art schools and the rest were sold to enthusiasts. In 1969, the minister of art and culture of the time organized an exhibition of Iranian Instruments. At the exhibition Ibrahim's violin was played by a very famous violist who bought his violin directly and played with in many shows. People thought that violin was made by Estrady Warious[clarification needed], but the violist always said: no, it's been made by an iranian master named Ganbari. After the 1979 Iranian revolution he retired, and kept himself busy in his small workshop at home, mostly trying to optimize the instrument's sound.

Ganbari says: an instrument maker is a master when he makes the instruments with heart and soul. One of his innovations is beautiful decoration for instruments called "MEHRKARI" which is a combination of various woods of different appearance with brass inlayed in wood. First thoughts of this art was started at the time of Saba, and now has reached its perfection. The name is given by a good friend of Ganbari based on "mehr" as a suffix in Ganbari's last name.

Innovation and reform on October Ghanbari professor of Iranian and Western instruments can be summarized as follows:

1 - Harp 45 and 46 years to repair the instrument that performs the harp to make the basic forms of action that found in harp building and offers a plan to resolve it, now professor of harp made Ghanbari Mehr, which made its way at the Museum Cultural Heritage in Tehran Azadi Street is available on the harp innovation that makes it run to waste from the pressure wire during conversion (used) to (sharp) to prevent.

2 - Violin - Increase the distance on handsets Srpnchh - A plan to strengthen the connection and the following categories that generally Vyvlnhay old place is weak and eats leaves. - Construction of a master violin 2 bowl Ghanbari Mehr submitting this violin surrounded its construction because it shows very good violin like Vyvlnhay is Sdadhy.

3 - Setar - Run as fixed Vault recurrence. - Design new Srpnjh. - Standard Form Setar bowl and mold it in the other five (see section Setar) - Run the Steel Curtain slider mobile

4 - Tar - Design new Srpnjh in order to resolve problems facing the detent force, especially the yellow wire and put wire easier. - Track the skin around the bowl fit for cleaning tar and tar skin beauty in exchange. - Run a very technical piece of help on the tar kettle to add breadth to three octave voice Tar - Run the Steel Curtain slider mobile. - Kvnyk categories being - to easily lock a better player and curtains - Ivory tar on phones in order to better friction hand phone

5 - tabor - New design for debugging Srpnjh - Design templates for making wicker bowls - Fixed implementation Vault - Run the Steel Curtain Sliding

6 - Qychak - Run Qychk way for musicians in the orchestra is used because it all kind of local Flazhvlh notes to be struck. - Changes in the layout on handsets Srpnjh - Design new Srpnjh maintain originality - Implemented in three sizes for orchestra (Soprano - Alto - Bass) - Add to facilitate Tandvr tune.

7 - fiddle - Mold design bowl made of very advanced. - New design and Srpnjh categories so that the handle is like the violin, and unlike those Kvnyk Kmanchhhay is common. (For ease of playing and changing Pvzysyvn) - Implemented in 4 sizes (Soprano - Alto - Bass - Double bass) - Add Tandvr for children to ease.

8 - recurrence - Improve appearance - New Fnrbndy for better Sdadhy - Improve the connection to handle Srpnjh

9 - lute - Iranian lute design and restoration of historical evidence that its benefits include: 1) provide a mechanism as the traditional Iranian instrument with historical backing. 2) the extent of the sound rather than recurrence. 3) easy for player to be smaller due to recurrence of the bowl to interact with the human body is better.

10 - Rabab - Rabab style design new area more sound (2 octave) - Implemented in two sizes Soprano and Alto - New design for ease Srpnjh Cook

11 - Tombak - Run Tonbak cookies that benefits include: 1) eliminate the effects of climate on the skin. 2) can attune several Tombak Tombak or together with a melodic instrument

12 - Law - Run the slide on screen Brgrdanhay law enforcement even Glysandv Tarzi is also possible.

13 - sensational technique developed Modulation technique, which consists of a skin and timber in a part of my page very melodic voice that is produced on the sitar, lute and tabor is played.

14 - Reconstruction of the following instruments for year 2500 celebrations at the time of culture and art work in the workshop Sourena - Krmyl - trumpet - Gvrg - Krmyl Gulf - Dvzlh - Balaban - Marnay - Draznay (trumpet north) - drum - large and small Gulf kettle - kettle North (pair)

15 - In recent years (in 1385 AH. Sh) during the design of a string bass fiddle Srpnjh handsets screw was designed for this instrument. Properties of this type can Srpnjh and phones: 1 - to ease the child. 2 - Ability to fine tune the violin like Tandvr. 3 - Cook not empty (zero being the drop stitch). Then Professor Ghanbari Mehr attempting to run this system on various instruments so that they're all in pictures for different instruments with different facades and fit is designed for those instruments

16 - Simtab

This is one of the master Ghanbarymehr's innovations which can be used to make end of strings make-shaped for instruments such as Tar, Setar, Tanboor, Dotar, ... This device is mass product by Mohammadi Brothers and Mr. Ayati and it is available in the market.

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  1. ^ a b "[translation: Compressed from the biography and activities of Professor Ghanbari Mehr ]". mbw.ir. Retrieved 23 August 2018.