Top Five Persian Musical Instruments
Music is the universal language of the whole world through which every nation can connect. Each musical genre transfers a certain feeling to the listener and arouses his emotions. Like many other nations, traditional Persian music dates back thousands of years ago when ancient Iranians played drums and horns at sunrise and sunset. In Avesta, the Zoroastrians religious book, it is mentioned that doctors treated their patients with Persian music. At that time, three types of ritual music, festive and martial music, were common. These were primarily performed in nature celebrations and historical and national days. During the Achaemenid period, hymns and songs called Horeh were performed in wars and festivals, which is still common today in Ilam and the western parts of Iran with the same name. The instruments used for playing these songs have also been passed down to the Persians and commonly mastered and used by people. Generally, Persian musical devices are divided into three categories based on the way they are played and the type of sound they produce; String Instruments, like Tar, Setar, Harp, and Kamancheh, Percussion Instruments, such as Daf, Drums, and Tonbak, and Wind Instruments, like Ney and Flute. In this article, we try to introduce you to 5 of the most famous Persian musical instruments worldwide.