Morin Khuur Aura 2 ProMH
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Innovative modern look of historical musical instruments on AuraInstruments: Morin Khuur.
Morin Khuur Aura 2 ProMH is a handmade traditional string and string instrument. We offer it in a modern, innovative presentation that combines authentic medieval construction using the most modern elements, components and technologies.
For more information on the Morin Khuur historical instrument, see below.
Morin Khuur used components and materials:
- Corpus: Mahogany.
- Top: Resonant spruce.
- Neck: Maple.
- Fingerboard: Bubinga.
- Bridge, Grasshopper, Zero Fret: Maple.
- Strings: Tuned in B F (nylon).
- Number of strings: 2.
History and origin of Morin Khuur.
Morin Khuur is a traditional Mongolian instrument. It is also commonly translated as a horsehead fiddle (morin means horse and khuur violin or string instrument).
It is a string string instrument with two strings. An unmistakable specialty of this instrument is its head in the form of a horse head.
The importance and importance of Morin Khuur for Mongolia.
This instrument is of great importance for Mongolian tradition and culture - the Mongolian people consider it to be one of the most important musical instruments. To honor and celebrate this instrument, there are many festivals where it is played by both amateur and professional players. Even this instrument is considered a symbol of the Mongolian nation. In Mongolia it is possible to study the game at Morin Khuure and at the university.
Indeed, this instrument is of great importance to Mongols. They regard it as a symbol of peace and happiness - and perhaps that is why many Mongolian people have it at home.
This tool is also of practical importance for the Mongolian population - it is used by farmers and camel breeders to calm the camels during difficult births, to support healing, calm the young, and so on. This practice is also captured by successful documentaries such as Byambasur Dava's Weeping Camel Story.
Structure and composition:
Morin Khuur is a trapezoid body (trapezoidal quadrilateral), a fingerboard that ends with a horse head and two strings. The strings of this instrument used to be made from horse mane. In the original instruments, the frame used to be wrapped with leather - either camel, goat or sheep skin.
Traditionally, Morin Khuur has a height of 1.15 meters. Strings tend to tune in B tuning.