Let's get to know the zurna!

The world of music is infinite. I always enjoy discovering and exploring new sounds and musical instruments, whether electronic or organic. Today, I came across a unique wind instrument, closely related to the family of the oboe, called the zurna. 

It has a strong and penetrating sound, so the zurna is commonly played outdoors at wedding ceremonies, enlistment to the army, and folk celebrations. The zurna can be tuned according to the scale and tone one wishes to play. The tuning is actually determined by the length of the tube.

A Turkish myth tells that when God created humans, they were soulless. The playing of the zurna, or as it is called in Turkish - "tuiduk," breathed a soul into them.

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