Setar (lute)
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Setar Lute
Setar
Setar.jpg
A typical Iranian setar
String instrument
Classification Plucked
Hornbostel-Sachs classification321.321
Related instruments
Tambouras, Tar, Tanbur
Musicians
Ahmad Ebadi,Atâ Jangouk,Hossein Alizadeh,

The Setar (Persian: ‎, from seh, meaning "three" and t?r, meaning "string") is an Iranian musical instrument. It is a member of the lute family, which is played with the index finger of the right hand. Two and a half centuries ago, a fourth string was added to the setar. It has 25-27 moveable frets which are usually made of animal intestines or silk. It originated in Persia before the spread of Islam.[1]

Uyghur variant

The satar (Uyghur: ‎; Chinese: ) is an important instrument in 12 muqam. It is a bowed lute with 13 strings, one raised bowing string and 12 sympathetic strings, tuned to the mode of the muqam or piece being played.

Notable setar players

Hossein Alizadeh playing Setar

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