Talk:Balaban (instrument)

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Oboe or bagpipe?[edit]

It this name applied to oboes, bagpipes, or both? Where may photos be found? Badagnani (talk) 08:27, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Source[edit]

Please examine this source thoroughly before removing that the term "balaban" can also describe a bagpipe:

Badagnani (talk) 09:17, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

I have redirected the POV Fork[edit]

And I hope before reverting the reverter justify why a POV fork is acceptable when it's against rules. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ionidasz (talkcontribs) 05:06, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

Balaban is not Duduk[edit]

I've created an article about this instument and removed rediret, because balaban and duduk are different instruments. Here is a Musical encyclopedy (Published in Mocsow, 1973) where there are articles about balaban and about duduk, as you see they are different. --Interfase (talk) 15:43, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

Infobox picture: really a balaban?[edit]

The article says the balaban has seven finger holes, the instrument in the infobox picture has eight finger holes, like a duduk, for example. -- megA (talk) 22:41, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

Merger Proposal[edit]

I'm proposing this article be merged with duduk. Any opposition?

--Arzashkun (talk) 06:55, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

I'm no expert, but it might be better to carefully compare the details of the two instruments. The reed of a duduk is, as far as I know, quite unusual; it's quite wide, compared to typical double reeds. Its tone color is surprisingly mellow and gentle. Names of musical instruments, perhaps folk instruments more than, say, those of symphony orchestras, seem rather inexact, so the merger, in my opinion, might better not be done primarily because different instruments go by the same name. To be fair, I'm reading about the Armenian duduk and the balaban somewhat casually, more to learn, but not as a serious student seeking exactitude. If the articles are merged, I surely won't protest! Regards, Nikevich 01:46, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
I oppose: that sounds contentious to me and not necessarily helpful, given both the differing details in the physical instrument, the different national stories behind each, and [User:Interfase]'s comment above requesting the opposite. I would recommend keeping them separate and just linking them as related. Jm3 (talk) 03:58, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
Sadly, like with the coffee known in various countries as "turkish" aka "armenian" aka "greeek" aka "arabic" aka "serbian" etc.., people in the middle east will never agree that their neighboors have something as good as their own thing, or even that it is the same thing. 180.109.108.158 (talk) 04:18, 23 May 2016 (UTC)
It appears that this proposal has not gained traction; I will remove the template. K.e.coffman (talk) 04:34, 1 November 2016 (UTC)