Bitch: description of the instrument, composition, history, sound, playing technique
In the modern world, there is information about many different stringed instruments. Some of them, such as the bitch, were played by our ancestors several centuries ago.
Suka is an ancient stringed musical instrument created in Poland. It has a shape similar to the viola, but a wider neck and less elegant tuning pegs. The number of strings varies from 4 to 7.
To date, samples of the first versions have not been found, but modern reconstructions have been created on the basis of historical primary sources of the XNUMXth century.
During the Play, the instrument is placed vertically on the knee or hung on a belt. A high level of skill and skill is required of the musician, as the strings must be plucked with fingernails, not fingertips. If played incorrectly, it can sound unpleasant, but in the right hands, the chordophone creates beautiful and unique music.
The female is of no small importance for the Poles, their culture and history, it is one of the most mysterious musical instruments, since information about it remained only on paper. It is known that a bitch appeared in a Polish village within the Janow-Lubel district.
At the moment, there are a small number of musical groups that create music using this interesting instrument. One of them is the Warsaw Village Band. In addition, there are a number of schools that teach how to play it.