Gusle

The gusle (Albanian: lahuta, Croatian: gusle, Bulgarian and Macedonian: гусла, Serbian: гусле, ) is a primitive single-stringed musical instrument (and musical style) traditionally used in the Dinarides region of the Balkans (Southeastern Europe).

The instrument is always accompanied by singing; musical folklore, specifically epic poetry. The gusle player (guslar) holds the instrument vertically between his knees, with the left hand fingers on the strings. The strings are never pressed to the neck, giving a harmonic and unique sound.

Read more about Gusle:  Etymology, Varieties

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Music Of Croatia - Folk Music - Gusle
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Varieties - Serbian Gusle
... The Serbian gusle (pluralia tantum) has one or two strings and is usually made of maple wood ... There are records of an instrument named gusle (гоусли) being played at the court of the 13th-century Serbian King Stefan Nemanjić, but it is not ... Polish poets of the 17th century mentioned the gusle in their works ...
Petar Perunović
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Poland–Serbia Relations - Cultural - Music - Gusle
... Polish poets of the 17th century mentioned the gusle in their works ... In a poem published in 1612, Kasper Miaskowski wrote that "the Serbian gusle and gaidas will overwhelm Shrove Tuesday" (Serbskie skrzypki i dudy ostatek zagluszą) ... Zimorowic used the phrase "to sing to the Serbian gusle" (przy Serbskich gęślach śpiewać) ...
Hoćemo Gusle
... Hoćemo gusle (trans ... We Want Gusle) is the second studio album released in 1989 by Montenegrin-Serbian musician Rambo Amadeus ... quickly began backpedaling by claiming they actually chanted "Hoćemo gusle" ("We want the gusle") ...