Domra existed in Russia since ancient times, its image can be seen on the popular prints.It is interesting that this tool has become truly international, domra under different names used for many nationalities.Kalmyks - Domras, Tatars - dombra or dunbura.
In its sound domra is divided into several types: piccolo, the mezzo-soprano and alto domra.This stringed instrument is the construction of a wooden enclosure, the bottom of which is attached shield.In the top part of the neck with pegs.The strings are attached to the panel by means of pins and stretched on the fingerboard.
dobro housing is made of seven pieces of dry wood that are glued in a specific sequence.Grief from rocks glued solid wood, the wood fibers are placed along.
domra originally made from a piece of wood, hollowing hemispherical cavity, then fastened the neck, which pulled the strings, made of live animals.In the seventeenth century church, concerned the rapid development of secular culture, the beginning of the persecution of the "demonic instruments", which was assigned and domra.
Under pressure from the clergy, Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich in 1648 issued a decree banning the use domra as a musical instrument.Buffoons, musicians were forbidden to play the domra and the tools themselves to be destroyed.Such a tragic fate not experienced any music instrument.After the seventeenth century, was left no written mention of the domra.
revival tool began with V.Andreeva - talented musician.In 1896 he found a dilapidated instrument, which, according to Andreyev was domra.Together with the famous violin maker S. Nalimov, Andreev has developed and brought to life a whole new concept in the manufacture of dobro.It was constructed round, hemispherical body, fused from several kinds of wood, the neck with three strings.So began a new look domra.
the time of rebirth dobro, Andreyev Balalaika Orchestra have led.Andreev was captured by the idea of creating an orchestra of Russian folk instruments.To implement his ideas Andreev required group of tools that could create a pass-through melodic theme in the overall sound of the orchestra.For this very suitable revived domra.It was created and included in the group Domras Orchestra.
In 1948, the Gnessin Institute in the department of folk instruments was opened School for three-stringed domra.Domra became a full member of each of the orchestra of Russian folk instruments.