Ghaval Drum, Tar Lute, Kamancha Fiddle 1 Qapik Azerbaijan Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry (Traditional Azeri Mugham Musical Instruments)
Mugham Instruments Tar Lute, Kamancha Fiddle, Ghaval Drum 1 Qapik Azerbaijan Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Traditional Azeri Music)
Reverse: Traditional instruments for Mugham music performance, denomination left
Lettering: 1 QƏPİK
Obverse: Map of Azerbaijan, denomination below
Lettering: AZƏRBAYCAN RESPUBLİKASI
Translation: Republic of Azerbaijan
Period Republic (1991-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Value 1 Qəpik
0.01 AZN = 0.0059 USD
Currency Third manat (2006-date)
Composition Copper plated steel
Weight 2.8 g
Diameter 16.25 mm
Thickness 2.10 mm
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 3064
References KM# 39, Schön# 13
Azerbaijani traditional musical instruments are designed for emotional color, rhythm, tempo and artistic features of Azerbaijani traditional music. Instruments used in traditional Azerbaijani music include the stringed instruments tar (skin faced lute), the kamancha (skin faced spike fiddle) .. the frame drum ghaval....
....The main stringed instruments are tar and kamancha, which are the part of the national music Mugham. They together with ghaval create trio in mugham. Tar is a keyhole-shaped and kamancha is round shaped instrument. Their strings are made of silk or horsehair. Tar traditionally crafted around the country and in 2012 craftsmanship of tar was added to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists of Humanity. Walnut or mulberry trees are used in order to carve tar. It has long neck and deep body. Traditionally neck was tied 27-28 frets. In the twentieth century Azerbaijani musician Mirza Sadigh (also known as Sadighjan) made some changes by increasing number of strings to18. Then he reduces strings to 13. In order to strengthen the sound effects, he reduced the depth of the body part by flattening the sides.
Mugham (Azerbaijani: Muğam) ...is a highly complex art form that weds classical poetry and musical improvisation in specific local modes. Mugham is a modal system. Unlike Western modes, "mugham" modes are associated not only with scales but with an orally transmitted collection of melodies and melodic fragments that performers use in the course of improvisation. Mugham is a compound composition of many parts. The choice of a particular mugham and a style of performance fits a specific event. The dramatic unfolding in performance is typically associated with increasing intensity and rising pitches, and a form of poetic-musical communication between performers and initiated listeners.
Three major schools of mugham performance existed from the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the regions of Karabakh, Shirvan, and Baku. The town of Shusha of Karabakh, was particularly renowned for this art....
In 2003, UNESCO proclaimed Azerbaijani Mugham a "Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity". It was added to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists in 2008.