Intriguing Acoustic Instrument ‘Yaybahar’ Sounds Like Synthesizer

Intriguing Acoustic Instrument ‘Yaybahar’ Sounds Like Synthesizer


More of acoustic instrument news rather than electronic dance music news, nerveless still music related.

Istanbul-based musician Görkem Şen is the creator of an intriguing instrument called a Yaybahar. This new acoustic instrument is just as creepy sounding as it is cool.

Its very interesting to see an instrument that is so much different from the traditional instruments we are so use to seeing everyday, such as electronic synthesizer’s, piano’s, flute’s, and guitar’s. The Yaybahar can also be played in a variety of different ways, unlike a piano, flute and guitar. It also has a very organic and unique sound to it.

According to Art the System.

“The Yaybahar can be played in a variety of different ways using mallets or a bow. The vibrations from the strings are transmitted via coiled springs to the frame drums, [and] are turned into sound by the membranes which echo back and forth on the coiled springs.”

Art the System


The hypnotic results wouldn’t sound out of place at Atonal.

What type of new sounds and music technology do you experiment with? Could you use the Yaybahar in your next production?


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