Varganautica #1. About Vargan (Jew's Harp). Weird facts
Sign in to YouTube
Sign in to YouTube
Sign in to YouTube
Uploaded on Oct 9, 2006
You're watching Varganautica program with Olga Scotland.
Vargan (Russian jaw harp) - is no small scaly animal like varan (giant lizard living in sand deserts) or any other lizard. It is small elegant musical instrument.
When someone asks "what is vargan?", the most easy description will be "it is something that chuckchi people play on -- ljaou, ljaou, ljaou". By the name "chukchi" a typical man with Soviet past would mean almost all asian nations that lived at Soviet Asia territory -- from Bashkir people to real Chukchi people.
Indeed, Turki people (Asian nation that speak Turki group language ) really used vargan very much and this is no surprise. Here they call it "komuz", "khomus", "temir-komuz" or "kubhiz". But everyone knows that, so I'll stop only on amazing things.
In Europe vargans are very popular -- especially in Germany and Austria, where they call it "maultrommel". Sometimes the whole town is occupied by production of maultrommels, and in the town of Molln even a monument to maultrommel was erected.
In Russia vargan along with the gusli (ancient Russian string instrument) was found at archeological dig sites of Velikiy (Great) Novgorod city and is dated by 14 century. But considered, that the first "varganaut" in Russia was not a man, but a bear. Do you remember a Russian tale where grandpa planted turnip?... Well, while grandpa was working, lazy bear was sitting on a stub and making sounds from it... Aren't them something familiar to you?
But really weird types of vargan one can meet among insect Asia. In China they make many-petaled bugs and call it "kou-xiang", and in Vietnam -- elegant mantis "dan moi". Some say that tiny brass for dan moi is made by Vietnam craftsmen from bullet shells remained from the Vietnam War.
At the Oceania islands vargan is made from splitted bamboo stem. Not excepted that vargan appeared when cannibal was clearing his teath by picking out the remains of unawary sailor.
But this is another history. Now vargan became electronical. I wonder, what we can NOT meet in Amsterdam! You do not believe? Then listen!
Standard YouTube License
- 49 videos Play all YouTube Mix - Varganautica #1. About Vargan (Jew's Harp). Weird facts
- 17:21 Didgeridoo Meets Orchestraby SpiritGallery17,881 views
- 9:26 Ananda Krishna Röösli - Hang & Didjeridoo - Lisbonby Ariel Mch29,262 views
- 10:00:01 Didgeridoo 10 hoursby Dimitri Steyaert20,571 views
- 10:00 The making of Naxi people's Jew's harp （納西族の口琴）by craftymonks44,215 views
- 30:59 Spirit of Meditation - Native Didgeridooby MachineRoad350,307 views
- 9:43 How to make homus vargan jew's harp как сделать варганby Герман Алексеев50,704 views
- 13:13 Jew's Harp, Listen and You Will Hear It: Valentinas & Viaceslavas at TEDxVilniusby TEDxTalks30,098 views
- 118 videos Play all WEIRD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTSby vashadaiisha
- 3:00 Guy playing Rave Techno on Jew's trump 2012 !! (Варган)by enjoypolo46,920 views
- 6:21 Rajasthan Roots - Barishby Aditya Bhasin30,356 views
- 2:57 The morchang: an iron jews harp from Rajasthanby Brad Ford12,299 views
- 9:12 Playing a Didgeridoo (David Hudson)by Samuel Wright321,911 views
- 4:59 Munshi Khanby morchangstudios27,977 views
- 3:26 Guimbarde (morchang) du Rajasthanby Ganchi ohm39,679 views
- 1:36 Jaw Harp Boogieby IHatchetJack25,804 views
- 5:31 How to play the jaw harpby JackPearsonMinnesota73,253 views
- 2:07 POWERFULL Mouth Harp(morchang) in 7 Beat-Ortal Pellegby Ortal Pelleg21,962 views
- 4:23 Игра на варгане по нотам.by edwardsmmm31,473 views
- 1:44 Beat style jaw harpby allakarjallak200,950 views
- 8:43 Khomus player Fiodorova Nataliaby jewsharper50,418 views