Tokat Zurna

Yaşar Güç

He is the master kaval maker in Turkey. He was born in Tokat in 1968.He is a kaval maker since he was 12.  He is not just kaval maker but also he is a master kaval player. He also is  awarded  the living human heritage by UNESCO. He makes handmade kavals. His works are represented all around the fairs. You can watch the story of our artisan. He is 34 year artisan and learned this handcrafted job from his father. He also teaches it to his sons.


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Tokat Zurna

Tokat Zurna is a woodwind instrument for sale in the woodwind family, Tokat Zurna is a chromatic end-blown traditional flute. It is also known as the folk music instrument.

Its approximate  measurements are between 30 and 80 cm. It is 18.8” or 19.6”. Tokat Zurna has ten frets and one at the back.  It is  generally from plum wood. Tokat Zurna is a single piece of wood.The mouth part has a stainless wires around the sipsi. It adds the main part.

Tokat Zurna is an end-blown edge aerophone (flute) in Bulgaria, related to a number of other such instruments throughout the Balkan region and ultimately to the Turkish ney  Tokat Zurna is a traditional flute for male which associated with the pastoral context, but we also use in small ensemble combinations with other instruments to provide folk music. We use the kaval today in instrumental groups to add a particular color.

Tokat Zurna has an important role in the musical bands. Tokat Zurna is traditional flute for folk music or complex electronic compositions in the woodwind family instruments. In Turkey we make in a giant cane. It makes the sound very clear, softer and blurred sound.

The Player

The player holds Tokat Zurna with both hands at an oblique angle, it is about 30-degrees, with the instrument’s beveled end placed between the lips and the edge touching the teeth. Fingers of both hands we use to cover the finger holes, and the thumb of the upper hand operates the thum bhole.. It is in performances and media broadcasts of such ensembles that one is most likely to encounter Tokat Zurna today.

Music, is an art combining vocal or instrumental sounds for beauty of form or emotional expression. It  usually according to cultural standards of rhythm, melody, and, in most Western music, harmony. Both the simple folk song and the complex electronic composition belong to the same activity, music. They are humanly engineered; all are conceptual and auditory, and these factors have been present in music of all styles and in all periods of history, throughout the world.

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