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Kanoun Making

Kanun yapısı

kanoun Structure

The structure of the kanoun is almost the same as the instruments called “zither” or “cimbal” used in Western music.

Kanouns have two structures with 24 or 25 voices. The sound field of 24 voices; from rough yegah (RE) to treble beginner (FA), and from those with 25 voices, from rough yegah to treble neck (SOL). At the top are musicians who use 26 or 27 voice kanouns to add a Treble Muhayyer (LA) or Treble busel (SI).

The skeleton of the kanoun is made of lime wood, a soft tree. Skeleton flat corners are also called a dovetail.

The chest is made as a mahogany coating on plane or fir, the back on solid walnut or linden plywood. A gusset made of lime wood is glued and screwed to the wide-angle corner where the upper edge and the pegs and auger board meet.

Attaching of Wires in Kanoun

The slider covering the part where the wires are attached is removed on the right side of the kanoun. A knot is thrown in such a way that it cannot be opened to the end of the wire to be attached. It is inserted into the hole belonging to that wire in the slot on the right side. When the end of the wire comes out from the upper right edge of the kanoun, the knot is pulled into the socket. Then the wire is placed in the notch of that wire on the bridge. After the end of the wire is inserted into the hole of the auger, 1 cm part is bent in the direction of the lower end of the auger and held. The wire is wound on this curled part. Then it is placed in the auger hole.


Kanoun Making

The production stages of the kanoun instrument and the selection of wood material used in its construction

People have chosen music as a tool to tell what is happening around it, to express themselves. They also called these instruments they used to express music. The biggest reasons for the instruments called this instrument to be made of wood are that wood is abundant in nature, sensitive to sound communication, and easy to process. The physical properties of wood material such as weight, hardness, degree of humidity and acoustics should be taken into account in making the Kanoun. Trees should be dried naturally up to 5-7% humidity. Appearance properties of wood, such as color and pattern, are also important. Attention should also be paid to the growing areas and growing conditions of the trees to be used in making the kanoun. It is possible to apply 3 types of varnish, namely shellac varnish, cellulosic varnish varnish and polyester varnish.


Kanoun Repair

- Repair and maintenance of damage to the main body
- Latch change
- Threshold repair and maintenance
- Twirl change
- Wire change
- Varnish and polishing maintenance

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