strumento musicaleThe Karnay, whose origins lead to the Sumeric qarnà, is one of the most ancient musical instrument of uzbek traditional music and is considered by many a sort of national instrument. While during the Middle Age it was employed for military aims, nowadays it is rather used during official cerimonies and feasts. Its shape is basically similar to a long brass trumpet. It can reach up to 3 meters of lenght, and it is characterized by a very powerful yet simple suond. As a matter of fact, the karnay can utter only 2 or 3 different sounds.

Made of: brass or copper
Lenght: 2- 3 mt
Played with: breath



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Musical instrument karnay