- The term Saz refers to a family of plucked string instruments, long-necked lutes used in Ottoman classical music, Turkish folk music, Azeri music, Kurdish music, Persian music, Assyrian music, and in parts of Syria, Iraq and the Balkan countries.
- The term bağlama in Turkish (from bağlamak, "to tie", [baːɫaˈma]) is the most common of these, and is often called by the generic name (according to The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, "the terms ''bağlama'' and ''saz'' are used somewhat interchangeably in Turkey").
Along with the usages, different types and sizes of instruments are used, and today, following are usually recognized:
- Cura ————————— smallest size bağlama. (⇒ See Category:Cura (instrument))
- Çöğür (Chonguri) ——— short-neck bağlama. (⇒ See Category:Chonguri)
- Bağlama ——————— the main instrument. (⇒ See Category:Bağlama)
- Kısa saplı bağlama —— a recently developed type of bağlama. (⇒ See Category:Kısa saplı bağlama)
- Tanbura (Tanbura saz) – long-neck bağlama. (⇒ See Category:Tanbura saz)
- Divan sazı ——————– large size bağlama. (⇒ See Category:Divan sazı)
- Meydan sazı ————— largest-sized bağlama, not used.
For the origin instruments, see Category:Pandura and Category:Komuz, etc.
For the family instruments in Greece, see Category:Bouzoukis – (it includes Baglamas and Tzouras).
For related instruments, see Category:Tanbur, Category:Tambouras (Greece), Category:Buzuq (Lebanon) and (Syria), Category:Tar (lute), Category:Dutâr, and Category:Setar (from Iran).
This category has the following 9 subcategories, out of 9 total.
Media in category "Sazs"
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- 51.Vanmour - Fille turque jouant du Tchegour.jpg 500 × 712; 96 KB
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- Music instruments of those times, Nearly 800 years old.jpg 5,184 × 3,456; 6.77 MB
- Musical instruments on display at the MIM (14165133379).jpg 358 × 640; 61 KB
- Parts of the saz.jpg 1,602 × 2,267; 440 KB
- Saz (sonido del instrumento).ogg 57 s; 2.4 MB
- Saz frets.jpg 1,600 × 1,200; 341 KB
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