Month: August 2010

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Surbahar

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On August 22, 2010
Possibly invented by Umrao Khan, beenker of Lucknow, the instument, a variety of sitar was actually developed by Ghulam Mohammad of Banda around 1830 and his son Sajjad Ahmed both accomplished players of sitar and surbahar in the nineteenth century. Compared to the sitar the instrument is larger with a longer neck and wider, and […]

Sarangi

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On August 22, 2010

Sarangi is sometimes called the Indian violin but shaped differently and larger in size. Sarangi has been used for long time as the main accompaniment in North Indian vocal music. It can particularly

Santoor

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On August 22, 2010

A variety of harp something like the swaramandal originating from Kashmir which has been innovated and developed to become a solo playing concert instrument replacing swaramandal. The most outstanding

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Rabab (Rebab)

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On August 22, 2010
This is a music instrument of Persian or Afghan origin of the same name but adopted during Mughal times in the reign of Emperor Akbar by Tansen. The rabab has no frets unlike the sitar but has four strings, one or two of brass and two of gut with sympathetic metal strings attached to the […]

Esraj (Israj)

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On August 22, 2010

It is a stringed instrument akin to the dilruba sounding like sarangi with a sharper but mellower tone. It has frets but is played with a bow and has also sympathetic strings as in sitar. The tonal qu

Dilruba

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On August 22, 2010

The dilruba has a shape like that of a sarangi with a longer dandi and played with a bow made of a horse hair like the bow of the violin, but has movable frets like the sitar numbering nineteen, but u

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