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Accessories Included: Tuning tool and nylon soft case lightly padded
Item overall: 11" (W) X 17" (H)
Diameter of Head: 8.5"
Playing Surface: 8.5"
Body: Features a stunning copper and black colored hand etched erzincan design.
Head: Features a standard synthetic head that is tuned with 8 tuning bolts in the collar.
The Sounding of the Shofar is central to the observance of Rosh Hashanah. The festival marks the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve. The cry of the shofar is a call to repentance, and serves as the first of the Ten Days of Repentance which culminate in Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Altogether, over one hundred shofar blasts occure over the course of the Rosh Hashanah services.
Open the Owner's Guide for tips on how to Sound your Shofar.
An authentic tuning derived from Judaic worship music, where the instrument was used to accompany the singing of the Chazzan, also known as a Cantor. This style of tuning uses the Chazzanut mode; starting with the bass (largest strings) tune as follows: D E F G# A B C D E F
In the early Middle Ages in Eastern Europe, the secularization of the Jewish worship music gave rise to Klezmer music. Jewish troubadours, known as klezmorim gave the music a place in weddings and other simkhes (joyful events). The Klezmer music eventually blended with Slavonic, Greek, Turkish, Gypsy and even American jazz tempos and rhythms. For Klezmer music, try the Misheberakh mode which is: E F# G A# B C# D E F# G
Two alternative methods of tuning that work well with singers comfortable in the Key of G are (again bass to treble): E F# G A B C D E F# G and D E F# G A B C D E F# (E is tonic). Notice, in the second tuning, all the notes are the same but you're starting on D rather than E. Includes tuning tool, padded gig bag and extra string set.
Key of D, tuning from longest to shortest: D E F# G A B C# D E F# G A B C# D E
Guitar wire can be used to replace the strings. Approximate gauges are:
String 1: 0.028 inches (0.711mm)
Strings 2-4: 0.024 inches (0.609mm)
Strings 5-7: 0.017 inches (0.432mm)
Strings 8-10: 0.014 inches (0.355mm)
Strings 11-13: 0.012 inches (0.305mm)
Strings 14-16: 0.010 inches (0.254mm)