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Used domra for sale in Philadelphia, PA, Pennsylvania, USA.$400. Sold.
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Domra made by famous master Ogloblin for sale
Asking price $10000 US dollars.
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MACTEPCKAЯ СТPУННЫХ МУЗЬКАЛЬНЫХ ИНСТРУМЕНТОВЪ В.П. ОГЛОБЛИНЪ CYЩ. cъ. 1899 г. С.ПЕТЕРБУРГЪ No25
У Налимова были ученики и последователи. Петр Васильевич Оглобин, ставший по приглашению В.В. Андреева заведующим Марьинской мастерской с лета 1918 года (балалайки его работы имеются в экспозиции музея В.В. Андреева в г.Бежецке, фондах музея музыкальной культуры им. М.И. Глинки);
Domra made by master Ogloblin photosclick on thumnails to see full size photos
Domra by Luthier B. Usenko from Highland Park, New Jersey, USA
I recieved this email from one of the website visitors some time ago.
I did not have an answer and I never heard of B. Usenko domras and balalaikas,
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Balalaika and domra orchestra performance video
Barynya Balalaika Orchestra at the "Petroushka Ball 2007"
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City. 2 min video
DOMRA PLAYERS AND ENSEMBLES
The four-stringed domra
The domra received four strings from Ukrainians. In Ukraine a four-string version of the domra tuned in fifths similar to the mandolin. Four-stringed version was first introduced in 1920 and became extremely popular. The four-string domra, although thought of as a Russian folk instrument, is not used in Russia itself where the three-string version is universally used and taught. Each instrument is particular to a location though some crossover is noted and used instruments of each variety may often be found listed in newspapers near apartments for rent listings.
The Domra is a small mandolin size instrument with three or four strings. Instrument was developed by Vasiliy Vasilievich Andreev, the Father of Russian balalaika.
In contemporary Russian orchestras the domra usually does the melody and accompanied by balalaikas and bayans to play classical and traditional Russian music.
Most often domra is played with a pick in Russian Balalaika orchestras
or small musical ensembles.
Domra is the violin of Russian folk orchestra. It is one of the most flexible instruments in Russian orchestra.
Tuning Russian Domra
DOMRA PICCOLO: 1st string: A in second octave. 2nd string: E in second octave. 3rd string: H in first octave. DOMRA PRIMA: 1st string: D in second octave 2nd string: A in first octave 3rd string: E in first octave DOMRA MEZZOSOPRANO: 1st string: A in first octave 2nd string: E in first octave 3rd string: H in minor octave DOMRA ALTO: 1st string: D in first octave 2nd string: A in minor octave 3rd string: E in minor octave DOMRA TENOR: 1st string: A in minor octave 2nd string: E in minor octave 3rd string: H in major octave DOMRA BASS: 1st string: D in minor octave 2nd string: A in major octave 3rd string: E in big octave DOMRA CONTRABASS minor register: 1st string: D in major octave 2nd string: A in contra octave 3rd string: E in contra octave DOMRA CONTRABASS major register: 1st string: G in major octave 2nd string: D in major octave 3rd string: A in contra octave
Domra-master Evgenij Serjantov
In case that somebody is looking for new domra, one of very well domra-master is Evgenij Serjantov, His E-mail Address: email@example.com (Photo on the left is his 3-stringed domra)
Mandolin, Mandola, Mandolina
Mandolins and Mandolinas evolved from the Lute family in Italy during the 17th -18th centuries, and the deep bowled mandolin produced particularly in Naples became a common type in the 19th century. The original instrument was the mandola (mandorla is almond in Italian and describes the instrument body shape) and evolved in the 15th century from the lute. A later, smaller mandola was developed and became known as a mandolina.