Talk:Kemençe of the Black Sea

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Proposed merge with Kemenche[edit]

This is just a regional variation. See Talk:Kemenche. Doug Weller (talk) 10:51, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

As these two pages are really concerning the same thing, they should be mentioned in one page for a tidier wikipedia. Thanks Anton.aldemir (talk) 11:41, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
I'm a PhD. student working on several classical music cultures around the world (http://compmusic.upf.edu/). Some of my work also includes classical makam music and folk music in Turkey. These instruments might look like regional differences, however they are pretty distinct from each other in shape, the musical styles they are used in and geography. For example classical kemençe is performed strictly in Ottoman-classical music. On the other hand, "Karadeniz Kemençesi" is typically performed in the folk songs of southeast Black Sea (coastline of Northeast Turkey). While the both these instruments resemble each other, the Armenian kemenche has a totally different shape (it is more similar to kabak kemane). The common characteristics of these instruments is the right hand playing technique with the bow and positioning the instrument in the upright position. While it is not mentioned in the Kemenche article, in Arab-Andalusian classical music (Morocco), kemenche is referred to violin, which is also performed with this technique. sertansenturk (talk) 20:07, 10 November 2015 (19:08 UTC).