Turkish Cura Saz
Cura is one of the nomad folk instruments. This instrument, which is widely used by Mediterranean poets, is 55-60 cm long and is the smallest instrument in the baglama family. Cura is usually six, five, four or three wires. There are also two-wire bolts. The lower wire of these cura is tuned to "la" and the upper wire to "re" sound. The depths of the cura and their chest width are around 15 cm. Stem lengths are up to 40 cm. The instrument is tuned with the keys called auger at the end of the handle. In four-wire bolts, the upper wire is the harmony wire. The other strings are adjusted to the sound of this harmony string. Since the stems are short, there are few curtains in the cura.
Cura is played with a plectrum or by tapping the strings with a finger. But it is not usually an instrument played alone. It is commonly played with other instruments. The sound of baglama adjusted to an octave treble becomes apparent in other instruments and adds movement and color to the melody. It is an instrument suitable for the lively and active playing style of the game air.
Cura have different names according to their size. The ones that are slightly bigger than cura are called "cura baglama". The cura tying, whose sound is thicker than the cura, is the most commonly used cura type. The type known as "cura cura" or "cura zurna" is smaller than cura and is widely used as an ornament because of its cute appearance.