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  Chandra and David's Indian Musical Instruments
Some instruments are used primarily in north Indian music (Hindustani sangeet), some are used in the south Indian music (Carnatic sangeet), while others are found in folk music.
This class of instrument is characterized by the use of air to excite the various resonators.
Music and Musical Instruments of Southern India and the Deccan by C.R.Day.
www.chandrakantha.com /articles/indian_music/instruments.html   (434 words)

  
  Indian Musical Instruments
An ancient stringed instrument referred to in the ancient literature of the Vedic period, used as an accompaniment to the chanting of samagana.
The yazh was an open-stringed polyphonous instrument, with a wooden boat-shaped skin-covered resonator and an ebony stem.
This is acompound musical instrument serving the double purpose of a drone accompaniment and rhythmic accompaniment.
www.rso.cornell.edu /spicmacay/spicmacay_files/home_files/instr.html   (3912 words)

  
 Indian Musical Instruments, Musical Instruments of India
The Sitar is a musical instrument which was invented by the Amir Khusrau, a courtier of Allauddin Khilji in the 13th century.
This musical instrument descended from the Rabab of the Middle East.
Tabla, is evolved from the oldest percussion instrument, the damru of Lord Shiva.
www.indovacations.net /english/Indianmusicialinstruments.htm   (1210 words)

  
 Steven Landsberg: The History of an Indian Musical Instrument Maker
Instruments made before the twentieth century were not heavily engraved with designs on celluloid.
Nityananda adjusted the thickness of the neck, the size of the bridge, and the thickness of its legs.
It is very simple in appearance, and although this instrument bears the signature of the tonal quality of that period just prior to the creation of the modern sitar, it is not completely representative of his carving and fine engraving abilities.
www.asianart.com /articles/landsberg/index.html   (2131 words)

  
 The Jakarta Post - India Diaspora
The North Indian style is known as "Hindustani", while the South Indian tradition is referred to as "Carnatic".
The basis for Indian music is sangeet, a combination of three art forms: Vocal music, instrumental music and dance, although these three art forms were originally derived from the single field of stagecraft.
As a pervasive influence in Indian life, the music pervades the big and small events of life, from childbirth to death, religious rites and seasonal festivals.
www.thejakartapost.com /community/India6.asp   (767 words)

  
 Indian Melody : Instruments In Indian Music - An Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The instrument was modified by Amir Khusru in the 13th century.
Tanpura is a four or five stringed instrument which gives the essential drone background to all Indian music.
It is a fretless stringed instrument with four main strings, three drone and rhythm strings and eleven to thirteen resonating strings.
www.indianmelody.com /musicinstruments.htm   (759 words)

  
 Indian Musical Instruments
Because of the increasing popularity of these instruments, discerning musicians have had to be extra careful to make sure they aren't buying cheaply made knock-offs.
The sarode, along with the sitar, is one of the most-recognized Indian musical instruments to Western ears.
Indian musical instruments have long captured the ear and the imagination of audiences around the world.
www.sitarsetc.com /articles/indian-musical-instruments.html   (265 words)

  
 Indian musical heritage
He has devised music to suit all occasions:there is music to jubilate birth, rejoice wedding and mourn death; the ploughman cajoles his animals with a song on his lip, the boatman breaks into a melody in midstream, and the shepherd hums away his loneliness.
In south Indian music the medium tempo is precisely the double of the slow, and the fast precisely the double of the medium.
All the technical resources of the instruments are used to build up the fabric of the gat which is first played in a slow tempo and then builds up to a brilliant climax in the fast tempo.
www.indiatraveltimes.com /culture/music.html   (2693 words)

  
 Music and Musical Instruments - Indian Country Wisconsin
Woodland Indian music has been an integral part of the daily lives of Woodland Indians.
Because they were musical expressions of religious ideas, they depended more on melody and rhythm than on the words which could sometimes not be understood except by the initiates.
A nasal quality was confined to love songs, but women accompanying the men's singing in the Drum Dance also produced a nasal, high-keyed humming by keeping their mouths closed and holding their noses partly shut.
www.mpm.edu /wirp/ICW-167.html   (1173 words)

  
 Tarang Indian Musical Wind Instruments: Bansuri, Bamboo Flute
Thanks to Hariprasad Charasia the repertoire of the instrument was extended by elements from the style of the plucked stringed instruments and by elements from the Dhrupad-Alap.
As solo instruments mostly the longer Bansuris are in use whose basic note usually is D - E. The main features of a goos Bansuri quality are durabiltiy, the abiltiy to vibrate and precision of the vibration.
The standard quality of the Indian Bansuris produce a quite beautiful sound, but their tuning is often not exactly to the western standard notes.
www.indian-instruments.com /wind_instruments/bansuri.htm   (562 words)

  
 Indian Heritage - Music - Instruments
Instrumental music has universal appeal, the richness and soothing tones can be appreciated without language and regional barriers.
The history of Indian musical instruments can be gathered from various sources such as Literature (folk, general, music), Visual representations (paintings, sculptures, reliefs, models).
There are many musical instruments to be found among the sculptures existing in various temples, cave temples and Buddhist stupas in all parts of India.
www.indian-heritage.org /music/inst1.htm   (478 words)

  
 Indian Musical Instruments :: Wind Instruments, Paleolithic Wind Instruments, Flutes of bamboo, Pastoral flute, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is also the only instrument of this class which has the honour of spanning tribal, folk and concert music, through the end-blown ones and the beak flutes have so far not been accepted into the fold of the classical family.
Indian music at its refined excellence is rich in fine pitch differences and ornamentations; the former are the srutis and the latter the gamakas.
That is, the musical scale is divided into twelve equal steps (seven white and five fl keys), whereas Indian music cannot dispense with an almost infinite number of keys to give all the niceties of pitch.
www.4to40.com /discoverindia/music/index.asp?article=discoverindia_music_windinstruments   (7240 words)

  
 Musical Instruments manufacturers, suppliers, exporters of Musical Instruments
Engaged in manufacturing and exporting of musical instruments, Indian musical instruments, manual tabla, khol tabla, musical portable harmonium, scale changer harmonium, musical violin, standard violin, ladies tanpura, gents tanpura and copper doogi.
Manufacturers and exporters of musical instruments such as violin, guitar, resonator guitar, acoustic guitar, resonator guitar, electric guitar, bamboo flute, tabla, traditional musical instruments, musical strings, bass fingerboard and cello peg.
Manufacturers and exporters of Indian musical instruments like double gourd tarafdar sitar of 20 strings, double gourd tarafdar sitar of 18 strings, double gourd sarod of 25 strings, dilruba of 24 strings, tanpura of 4 strings and tabla with copper baya.
www.indiandata.com /musical_equipments.html   (721 words)

  
 SwarMala: Composition and Accompaniment using Indian Musical Instruments
This instrument poses some problem in Indian classical music, as it is an equal-tempered instrument, which does not match the unequal temper of Indian ragas.
Sitar is a plucked string instrument, with a shape similar to that of the tamboura but of smaller size and has frets on its neck.
Santoor is a flat instrument made from a wooden resonating box, with 30 to 40 groups of strings, with each group consisting of 3-4 iron strings.
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 Musical Instruments Manufacturers, Suppliers & Exporters, Indian Musical Instruments, Music Instrument Catalog
Selling musical instruments parts such as guitar finger board, violin finger board, violin chinrest, tailpieces, endbuttons, violin chinrest, nut and saddle, bridge pins, freightboard and other musical accessories for violin, cello, bass and guitar.
Engaged in supply of manipuri tarafdar sitar, male/female tanpura, decorated instrumental tanpuri, double gourd tarafdar sitar of 20 strings, double gourd tarafdar sitar of 18 strings, dilruba of 24 strings, tanpura of 4 strings, tabla and Indian flutes.
Engaged in manufacture and export of musical instruments such as electric guitar, percusion, drum set, violin, wind instruments, stringed instruments, wood guitar, alto saxophone, electric keyboard, harmonica and piano.
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 Indian Music Instruments
This musical instrument is a blend of the east and west.
Sitar is said to be one of the prime musical instruments of Indian music and the most used of all the stringed instruments.
This Indian music instrument is known by varied names such as algoza, bansi, kolalu, kolavi, kukhl, murali, nar, pava, pillankuzhal, pillangrovi, pulangoil and vamsi.
www.artistspages.org /indianmusicinstruments/index.htm   (3110 words)

  
 SwarGram Musical Instruments Shop
You have a wide range of Indian Music Instruments to choose from that will prove to be your best companion in your music learning and/or professional journey.
Musical Instruments making is one these art forms that contribute to the history of art and culture in region.
Apart form manufacturing and selling musical instruments, the SwarGram has also taken up the smart task of training younger generation of these artisans, who were pursuing alternative careers due to lack of commercial success in this field.
www.swargram.org /musicalinstruments.html   (370 words)

  
 Sitar Tabla Esraj Dilruba Sarangi
Tabla's role in Indian classical music is much more free, and to the Western ear, may sound confusing at times (good tabla players often play at speeds unheard of in the Western world).
These instruments are essentially a combination of the sitar and the sarangi, a fretless bowed Indian instrument.
The traditional bow for these instruments is much heavier than bows for violins and cellos, and this usually causes the beginner to put too much pressure on the strings with the bow, which can cause excessive squeakiness.
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 Indian Musical instruments - TR Musicals manufacturer, exporter - saxophone, clarinet,…
Indian musical instruments can be broadly classified into three categories, namely classical, western and folk.
The instruments are further sub-classified into the type based on the science behind the same.
The Violin is a popular western instrument used widely in Indian classical music, specifically Carnatic music.
www.trmusicals.com   (232 words)

  
 Educational Musical Instruments, Indian Musical Instruments, Musical Strings & Accessories, Leather Office Stationary, ...
Musical Instruments and Toys both could be the best way to develop children's IQ efficiently.
This is a 15 strings musical toy for the children of the age of 5-10 years and played systematically by putting a musical sheet having marked musical notes.
The xylophone is a tuned instrument made of hardwood bars in graduated lengths set horizontally on a metal frame.
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 Musical Instruments Manufacturer,Indian Musical Instruments,Musical Instruments Supply,Indian Musical Instruments ...
Engaged in manufactuing and exporting musical instruments that includes saxophone, trumpet, voilin and musical horn.
Engaged in manufacturing and exporting of musical instruments, Indian musical instruments, manual tabla, khol tabla, musical po...
We sell Indian musical instruments such as manual tabla, khol tabla, musical portable harmonium, scale changer harmonium, musical violin, standard violin, ladies tanpura, gents tanpura and copper doogi.
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 Keshav Music, importer of professional quality Indian musical instruments
About harmoniums: The harmonium, which was practically an unknown instrument in the USA as recently as 1989, has now become incredibly popular due to kirtan artists Krishnadas and Jai Uttal as well as Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
Originally the harmonium was frowned up in Indian music because of it’s foreign origins but gradually it became accepted and embraced.
Indians adapted the harmonium for their own use and developed different tunings for it.
www.keshav-music.com   (1100 words)

  
 Music Instrument, Veena, Harmoniums,Tanpuras, Indian Musical Instruments Delhi
Indian instruments belong to a tradition dipped in antiquity.
Every instrument that is made is rigourously checked for quality of tone, functioning, operational ease and isn't complete until it is perfect.
Now he believes that to make a good concert quality musical instrument one has to have the deep knowledge of music and craftsmanship which has to go hand in hand.
www.rikhiram.com /journey.php   (815 words)

  
 Sri Saraswathy Musicals | Indian Musical Instruments | String Instruments | Wind Instruments | Electronic Musical ...
The manufactures of all kinds of Indian musical instruments and has been serving Indian community through out the world for over 45 years.
With Saraswathy Musicals many Custom Options, you can fit an instrument to suit your unique musical style and personalize it to create a Work of Art worthy of special care and attention.
Each one of our instruments is a Handcrafted masterpiece designed to meet the Passions and needs of today's musicians.
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 Indian Music Instruments - Music Instruments Of India - Indian Musical Instruments - Traditional Indian Musical ...
Shehnai is a traditional musical instrument, associated with auspicious occasions like marriages and temple processions.
Shehnai is a double reed instrument with a tapering bore which progressively increases towards the lower side.
The Ghatam is one oldest percussion instruments of South India.
www.culturalindia.net /indian-music/music-instruments.html   (844 words)

  
 Indian Musical Instruments, Harmonium, Wind Instruments from India, String Instruments, Percussions, Online Store ...
Indian music has its roots in the past.
Music system and instrument design and manufacture have remained constant in the main.
Our aim is renovating traditional Indian Musical Instruments applying modern technology in line with contemporary and traditional Indian music developments.
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 Indian Musical Instruments
Musical instruments stores from India manufacturing percussion and musical instruments, musical devices, electronic musical instrument, electronic tabla, electronic tanpura, dholak, flute, sarangi, wind instruments, harmonium, electric sitar etc.
Their music ranges from Strong Original Fusion Compositions to awesome Instrumental Covers and Themes, that offer a wonderful blend of Indian, Western, Jazz, Rock, Blues and a variety of other genres.
Musical instruments exporter and suppliers of indian harmonium, antique musical instruments, bansuri flute, classical musical instruments, dholak, bells, santoor, sarangi, sitar, tabla, ghungroo and jhanjer from India.
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