Transylvanian three string bass

Three string bass

Cello and bass have been added to the Transylvanian taraf since the 19th century. For easier transportation in the rural areas they are somewhat smaller than the classical instrument, having only three strings. Village Mociu, county of Cluj, Transylvania, photo taken 2007.

Ethnographic zoneCâmpia Transilvaniei
Published on 27th June 2018, last modified on 28th June 2018