Magic Duduk (Sari Gyalin – Sari Gelin)

Duduk — Sari Gelin

Ismail Yilmaz & Suren Asaduryan – Sari Gelin (Duduk)

This is an amazing collection of magic music, performed on one of the most sad and heartfelt musical instruments – on a duduk. I really liked this collection by the fact that here the duduk music is framed by a beautiful instrumental background, which enhances its penetrating wave and adds acuity to the perception.

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01. Sari Gyalin – Sari Gelin.mp3
02. Sari Gyalin – Trcei Mefkotdun & Alagöz Acer.mp3
03. Sari Gyalin – Mamos.mp3
04. Sari Gyalin – Komsitas Lepolele.mp3
05. Sari Gyalin – Burasi Mustur.mp3
06. Sari Gyalin – Soreri & Hovin & Mernem.mp3
07. Sari Gyalin – Sari Gelin (Agit).mp3

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History of Duduk

History The Duduk (pronounced “doo-dook”) is one of the oldest double reed instruments in the world. Indeed, it’s origins can be traced back to at least before the time of Christ. Of all the traditional instruments played in Armenia today, only the duduk is said to have truly Armenian origins. This seems to be supported by the fact that, unlike the duduk, all of these other instruments can trace their lineage’s back to the Arabic world and to the countries of the Silk Road.

Throughout the centuries, the duduk has traveled to many neighboring countries and has undergone a few subtle changes in each of them, such as the specific tuning and the number of holes, etc. Now variants of duduk can be found in Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Persia, and even as far away as the Balkans. Besides being called variations of the Armenian word “duduk”, such as “duduki” (in Georgia), it is also referred to as “mey” (in Turkey), and “balaban” (in Azerbaijan and in parts of Central Asia).

The basic form has changed little in it’s long history. Originally, like many early flutes, the instrument was made from bone. Then it advanced to a single, long piece of reed/cane with the mouthpiece fashioned on one end and holes drilled out along it’s length for the notes. However, this had the obvious disadvantages of a lack of durability, namely when any part of it would crack you had to make an entirely new instrument, and perhaps equally frustrating, it could not be tuned. So, to address both of these problems, it was eventually modified into two pieces: a large double reed made of reed/cane; and a body made of wood. This is the form that is still in use today.

While other countries may use the wood from other fruit and/or nut trees when making their instruments (often plum and walnut in Georgia, and Azerbaijan, for example…), in Armenia, the best wood for making duduks has been found to be from the apricot tree. It has come to be preferred over the years for it’s unique ability to resonate a sound that is unique to the Armenian duduk. All of the other variations of the instrument found in other countries have a very reed-like, strongly nasal sound, whereas the Armenian duduk has been specifically developed to produce a warm, soft tone which is closer to a voice than to a reed. It should be noted that in order to further accentuate these qualities, a particular technique of reed making has evolved, as well.

While recent appearance’s of the duduk in various movie and TV soundtracks (“The Last Temptation of Christ”, “The Crow”, “Zena, Warrior Princess”, etc…) has accentuated it’s evocative and soulful side (and understandably so!…), it may surprise some to find that it is also quite capable of a wide range of melodies, including rhythmic dance tunes. It may very well be because of this wide range of expression, combined with the depth and power of it’s sound, that the duduk has truly become a part of everyday life in Armenia. In fact, it would not be an exaggeration to say that no wedding, festive occasion, or family gathering would be complete without a duduk player…

Duduk as Massage for your Brain

Have you ever thought of being on another planet, far from everyone and everything? This means that Armenian Duduk is what you need. This magical instrument is a special treatment for those, who are tired of everyday changes and problems.

The music of flute has a special ability to make your day calmer. This musical instrument gives a peace and freedom to your mind. It makes you feel better, helps you to concentrate on the things that matter, and it feels like you are given a birth for the second time.

Did you like it? Let us give a kind advice to you. Choose your favorite music instrumented with Armenian Duduk, add it to your playlist and enjoy it every time you feel you need it. And you will need it, we promise!

Armenian Duduk creates a spiritual music. It takes you away, far away, helps you to approach the sky while being on the Earth.

Do not lose your chance to be in harmony with your soul and mind. Listen to Armenian Duduk and be closer to your right of being in peace with yourself and your inner world. Learn it! Play it! Love it!

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Ruslan Sahautdinov
I collect on this site the most interesting, the most beautiful, the best collection of Islamic traditional classical and sacred music from different Arabian, Persian and Middle Asian countries.

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