Iranian traditional instruments have a wide range and almost every instrument has its style that is famous not only in that region but throughout Iran and even the world. One of the beautiful and good-sounding Iranian instruments is Ghaychak, which belongs to the Hormozgan, Sistan, and Baluchestan. You must have heard its sound in the local music of these regions. If you want to get more acquainted with this instrument or you are interested in its sound, follow us in the continuation of the article.
Features of the Ghaychak instrument
The instrument has a very strange and different appearance and it can be considered as a combination of different instruments. In fact, the Ghaychaks are very similar in appearance to the violin, cello, and even the kamancheh!! This instrument is a stringed instrument that is played with a bow. When you want to play it you must hold it like kamancheh or cello. although It is much smaller in size than a cello, they are similar in terms of how to play and hold the instrument. However, one of the types of this instrument called the Bass Ghaychak is comparable to the cello in terms of size. The Ghaychak consists of four general parts: the resonant bowl, the handle, the strings, and the bow. The resonant bowl is very similar to the violin and is pear-shaped (inverted pear means the upper part is larger than the lower part) with the difference that, unlike the flat back of the violin, the back of the resonant bowl in Ghaychak has an arc and hollow shape. The bowl is made of walnut or mulberry tree. The string is halfway up the resonant bowl and the other half is on top of it. The number of strings, like a violin, is four and they are made of metal. The bow, like the violin bow, is made of horse hair. In general, the length of the instrument is about 50 cm. Mohammad Zangshahi, Ali Mohammad Baluch, Hossein Farhadpour, Rahmatollah Badiei, Parvin Saleh, and Ardeshir Kamkar are among the most famous Iranian Ghaychak players.
There are two ways to learn each instrument: face-to-face training and online training. For face-to-face training, which is the more common form of instruction, you first need to find the right school. This is a bit difficult for traditional instruments such as the Ghaychak. Many of the instrumental schools of this instrument are in Hormozgan or Sistan and Baluchestan province, and as a result, people who are outside these regions can hardly find suitable face-to-face classes. Also, due to the lack of available options, your hand is closed in choosing a teacher and you do not have much choice. Therefore, you may not be able to find an experienced teacher. Face-to-face schools also have little flexibility in terms of class hours. In addition, to participate in them, you need to move, which can be very time-consuming. This is especially problematic for staff and students. But these problems do not mean that you should forget about training. There is a much simpler option for training: online training.
Online tutorial for Ghaychak in Inavaz
Online Ghaychak training is much simpler than face-to-face training. First of all, you can participate in them from any city. In addition, the instructors of these classes are the instructors of the face-to-face classes, and the books in which they are taught are the same. The only difference is that you do not need to move to participate in them. This not only saves on class costs but also benefits you in terms of time. At Inavaz, we have gathered a group of the most experienced Ghaychak teachers from all over Iran so that you can receive complete training in this instrument from beginner to advanced. The training is done privately and live on the special platform of Inavaz, where you can interact with your teacher. You can choose the teacher you want through this site and enroll in classes. Classes are much cheaper than face-to-face classes, and the first session is free and counseling, where you can learn about your teacher's teaching style and decide whether to continue the class.
Buying the right instrument
You need complete information to buy the right instrument. This information will be provided to you in the first session of the Inavaz consultation. The price of the instruments available in the market can vary depending on the body material and brand of the manufacturer and the type of instrument. The most famous brands of this instrument are Mohammad Reza Ildar Jaleh and Hossein Ghalami.