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Know your Indian Instrument #10 - Bulbul Tarang

Know your Indian Instrument #10 - Bulbul TarangThe Indian subcontinent is overflowing with instruments of all shapes and forms.  Certain instruments are used in a variety of musical forms and over a large geographic area, while others are well-known in a specific region for a particular style of music.  Through innovations by Indian maestros with regards to playing techniques and/or modifications to the instruments themselves, several folk instruments are now used in Indian classical music. Broadly speaking, Indian instruments are categorized into 5 groups: non-membranous percussion (ghan), membranous percussion (avanaddh), wind blown (sushir), plucked string (tat), bowed string (vitat). Through this series of blog posts, we will be introducing you to Read More

Know your Indian Instrument #11 - Khol

Know your Indian Instrument #11 - KholThe Indian subcontinent is overflowing with instruments of all shapes and forms.  Certain instruments are used in a variety of musical forms and over a large geographic area, while others are well-known in a specific region for a particular style of music.  Through innovations by Indian maestros with regards to playing techniques and/or modifications to the instruments themselves, several folk instruments are now used in Indian classical music. Broadly speaking, Indian instruments are categorized into 5 groups: non-membranous percussion (ghan), membranous percussion (avanaddh), wind blown (sushir), plucked string (tat), bowed string (vitat). Through this series of blog posts, we will be introducing you to Read More

Know your Indian instrument #5 - Santoor

Know your Indian instrument #5 - SantoorThe Indian subcontinent is overflowing with instruments of all shapes and forms.  Certain instruments are used in a variety of musical forms and over a large geographic area, while others are well-known in a specific region for a particular style of music.  Through innovations by Indian maestros with regards to playing techniques and/or modifications to the instruments themselves, several folk instruments are now used in Indian classical music. Broadly speaking, Indian instruments are categorized into 5 groups: non-membranous percussion (ghan), membranous percussion (avanaddh), wind blown (sushir), plucked string (tat), bowed string (vitat). Through this series of blog posts, we will be introducing you to Read More

Know your Indian instrument #6 - Surbahar

Know your Indian instrument #6 - SurbaharThe Indian subcontinent is overflowing with instruments of all shapes and forms.  Certain instruments are used in a variety of musical forms and over a large geographic area, while others are well-known in a specific region for a particular style of music.  Through innovations by Indian maestros with regards to playing techniques and/or modifications to the instruments themselves, several folk instruments are now used in Indian classical music. Broadly speaking, Indian instruments are categorized into 5 groups: non-membranous percussion (ghan), membranous percussion (avanaddh), wind blown (sushir), plucked string (tat), bowed string (vitat). Through this series of blog posts, we will be introducing you to Read More

Know your Indian Instrument #7 - Nakkara

Know your Indian Instrument #7 - NakkaraThe Indian subcontinent is overflowing with instruments of all shapes and forms.  Certain instruments are used in a variety of musical forms and over a large geographic area, while others are well-known in a specific region for a particular style of music.  Through innovations by Indian maestros with regards to playing techniques and/or modifications to the instruments themselves, several folk instruments are now used in Indian classical music. Broadly speaking, Indian instruments are categorized into 5 groups: non-membranous percussion (ghan), membranous percussion (avanaddh), wind blown (sushir), plucked string (tat), bowed string (vitat). Through this series of blog posts, we will be introducing you to Read More