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. Tambov: Gramota, 2015. № 2. Part 1. P. 70-73.
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Gunba Esma Zakanovna
L. V. Sobinov Saratov State Conservatory

Abstract. The article considers the basic complex of the national musical instruments of the Abkhazians, and analyzes their functions in wedding ceremony. The study is based on folklore expeditions to the village Hipsta of Gudauta district of the Republic of Abkhazia and on communication with a bright representative of instrumental culture - Himtsa Platonovich Hintuba. The article emphasizes the importance of using authentic instruments in wedding ceremony, analyzes the musical and expressive complex of wedding dance songs, and mentions its semantic features.
Key words and phrases: народные музыкальные инструменты, традиционный свадебный обряд, функционирование инструментов в обряде, плясовая песня, бурдон, national musical instruments, traditional wedding ceremony, functioning of instruments in ceremony, dance song, Bourdon.
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