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  MusicalNirvana - Santoor
The Santoor was originally known as 'Shata-tantri-veena', or 'hundred stringed lute'.
When used for playing Indian classical music, the Santoor is played with a pair of curved mallets fashioned out of walnut wood and the resultant melodies are reminiscent of music on the piano, harp or the harpsichord.
He essentially uses a technique of playing Santoor that enables him to sustain the resonance of the notes and to maintain their continuity by gliding upon the strings with the mallets.
www.musicalnirvana.com /instruments/santoor.html   (261 words)

  Santoor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The santoor is a trapezoid-shaped hammered dulcimer often made of walnut, with seventy strings.
The santoor is a hammered dulcimer, derived from the Persian santur (which is believed to be the first instrument of its type), and related to similar instruments in Iraq, Pakistan, Turkey, and other parts of Central Asia.
The santoor as used in Indian classical musician is played with a pair of curved mallets made of walnut wood and the resultant melodies are similar to the music of the harp, harpsichord or piano.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Santoor   (844 words)

Santoor is a Persian word, and it means a hundred strains.
The santoor was first presented on the classical stage by Shivkumar Sharma at Bombay in 1955, at the age of 17, and he has brought it a long way to its current status as one of the most beloved classical Indian instruments.
Santoor is played while sitting in a "Padmasana" or "Ardha-padmasana" position and placing it on top of the lap.
www.kashmirherald.com /artsandculture/santoor-prn.html   (1059 words)

 webindia123.com-Musical Instrument-santoor
Santoor is a stringed instrument which is popular in the middle East.
Santoor is used there for accompanying a type of classical music called 'Soofiana Kalam', along with other instruments.
Santoor is made of a box of wood, trapezoid in shape.
www.webindia123.com /music/instru/santoor.htm   (126 words)

 Santoor Grill - Indian Restaurant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
If you yearn for a Manhattan-like atmosphere away from the city, Santoor Bar and Grill is the place for you.
Santoor proudly showcases a fully stocked bar with top shelf liquor and a variety of scrumptious tropical and mixed drinks.
Santoor's ambiance is perfect for intimate gatherings or large parties with a party room available for upto 170 people.
www.santoorgrill.com   (156 words)

 Santoor - Info and FAQ's from The Ethnic Musical Instrument Company TM
Instruments of the santoor style are known from Turkey, China, Greece, Germany, and Hungary among other countries.
The Indian Santoor is the oldest known string instrument of India.
The Indian Santoor is a flat shaped instrument in the form of a trapezoid.
www.mid-east.com /Info/santoor.html   (543 words)

Santoor is a primitive of the piano.It is the oldest known string instrument of India.
Persian Santoor The santour of Iraqi/Iranian origin was, in 1920, still played by Jewish musicians in Constantinople, but otherwise, the main santour in use at that time was essentially the Greek santouri.
Placement of Notes on Santoor Although there can be a little variation in tuning style, here is a standard positioning of notes for a 31 string Santoor.
www.deepalondesigns.com /dinesh/santoor.htm   (1083 words)

Although the Santoor was part of classical music repertoire in Persia and in India it was only heard in the hills and valleys of Kashmir.
A Santoor player has to maintain the continuity of the notes by gliding the strikers along the strings very delicately, creating very little vibration.
The Santoor is a very delicate instrument and is very sensitive to glides.
freespace.virgin.net /gulfam.sabri/santoor.htm   (360 words)

 Pandit Shivkumar Sharma's Santoor
The Santoor as used by Shivkumar Sharma, is played with a pair of curved mallets made of walnut wood and the resultant melodies are similar to the music of the harp, harpsichord or piano.
Pandit Uma Dutt Sharma, Shivkumar Sharma's father, was the first to realize the potential of the santoor as a viable classical instrument.
Bridge Number / Note Tuned / Gauge of strings used on Santoor are as follows in the descending order from Topside of Santoor to Bottom side of Santoor.
www.santoor.com /santoory.html   (1171 words)

 santoor - the instrument   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Santoor is an exquite 100 stringed unique to the Himalayan valley of Kashmir.
The santoor has been a folk instrument there for centuries but in the last 40 years it has risen to new prominence.
In a typical style of music known as 'Sufiana Mausiqi', the santoor has been played as an accompanying instrument with the vocalist and sometimes as a 'Solo' also.
www.kiranpalsingh.com /ksd/santoor.htm   (378 words)

Neither their scepticism nor setbacks could diminish his commitment to the santoor, a then unknown multi-stringed folk instrument of his native mountains.
Sharma shot into the limelight with `Call of the Valley,' the LP where his santoor interacted with the flute and the guitar.
Haunted by memories of his dreamy Yaman, Purya or Pahadi, and of the delicate, feather-light santoor's ability to more than match any kind of percussion, you wonder if Sharma's class and assurance are born out of enduring hardships.
www.hindu.com /mp/2004/09/08/stories/2004090800260100.htm   (774 words)

 Santoor Restaurant - Indian Auckland NZ-Time2Dine-Book online
Santoor Indian Restaurant lies along Hillsborough Rd with its exquisite views out into the Manukau Harbour.
Santoor Restaurant brings the finest ethnic cuisine to Mt Roskill, evoking nostalgia of a glorious bygone era.
Karaoke is available at Santoor Restaurant for group bookings.
www.time2dine.co.nz /review.php/santoor   (285 words)

 Rediff On The Net, Life/Style: Virasaat -- from santoor maestro Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma to his son, Rahul.
Replace the guitar with the santoor, and that is the instrument Rahul really plays.
Taking up the santoor was a decision that had to come from his heart," says Pandit Sharma.
Santoor today has become synonymous with Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, mainly due to his singlehanded effort in continuing his father Pandit Umadutt Sharma's attempt to popularise the instrument.
www.rediff.com /style/1998/mar/18rahul.htm   (1611 words)

The santoor is an instrument with approximately 100 strings which originated in the Himalayan Valley of Kashmir.
Originally known as the Shata Tantri Veena (Sanskrit for one hundred strings), it has close relatives in the British and American hammered dulcimer; the Chinese yang chin; and the Eastern European cembalom.
Played with a pair of curved wooden sticks, its many strings create an immense variety of resonating sounds which fill the air like waves, and a variety of tonal effects reminiscent of the piano or harp.
www.artasia.org.uk /santoor.html   (85 words)

 Santoor — Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma
Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, a world renowned performer on the santoor, thrills everyone with his music on the 'Shata Tantri Veena' (hundred-stringed lute).
He modified the instrument and created new playing techniques to express the full range and beauty of classical Gandharva Music on the santoor.
Santoor is played with a pair of curved sticks made out of walnut wood, and produces a variety of lively tonal effect reminiscent of the Piano or the Harp.
www.mumpress.com /p_l67-74.html   (134 words)

 the santoor and swarmandal - indian classical instruments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The santoor is a Persian instrument introduced in Indian classical music during the XVth century.
A flat instrument made of a wooden box, the santoor has 30 to 40 groups of 3 iron strings, played with two metal forks.
Maihar intrumental khyal is played on this instrument.
makar-records.com /siteus/santoor.html   (99 words)

 freesound :: view pack :: India Santoor
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This site is licensed under a Creative Commons License by MTG (UPF) 2004-2005.
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At the age of fourteen, he was introduced to the Santoor by his father, an instrument on which the latter had done considerable amount of research.
Pandit Sharma grappled with many problems presented by the Santoor and adapted the instrument to overcome comments of many critics that, unlike sitar or sarod, santoor was not capable of mimicking vocal techniques.
Santoor maestro Shiv Kumar Sharma is one of India’s living musical legends.
www.indiaclub.com /shop/AuthorSelect.asp?Author=Shiv+Kumar+Sharma   (1120 words)

 Pooyan, the Santoor Player   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Pooyan Nassehpoor, santoor player, the second child of Ostad Nasrollah Nasehpoor, was born in Tehran, Iran, 1975.
In order to continue his musical studies, he had a course with his father for vocal radif repertoire of Persian art music.
He also teaches santoor and has solo, duet and ensemble performances as a member of Nassehpoor Ensemble.
nasehpour.tripod.com /pooyan   (244 words)

 Santoor Indian Restaurant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Welcome to Santoor, we have a pleasure to present you a finest ethnic cuisine which evokes nostalgia of a glorious bygone era.
This menu has been carefully selected to bring the best of authentic Mughlai and North Indian cuisine at your favorite indian restaurant "SANTOOR".
Please join us in re-living a bit of history and enjoy of exiting new gourmet experience.
www.santoor.co.nz   (80 words)

 Peyman (Tonbak), Pooyan (Santoor) & Parham (Tar)
After finishing the course he started to learn the santoor (Persian dulcimer) with Ostad Majid Kiani.
Then he continued his santoor studies with Dr. Soheil Sadi-Nezhad.
Parham Nassehpoor, tar player, the youngest child of Ostad Nasrollah Nasehpoor, was born in Tehran, Iran, 1976.
nasehpour.tripod.com /nasseh/id1.html   (497 words)

 Santoors - persian hammered dulcimer, hammers for persian hammered dulcimer and santoor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Santoors - persian hammered dulcimer, hammers for persian hammered dulcimer and santoor
Flat Indian made of a wooden box with 3 octaves, 72 strings, 9 right & 9 left courses, carved rosewood inlay and movable bridges.
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www.heritageethnicmusic.com /site/607029/page/273947   (792 words)

 Amazon.com: Santoor: Music: Pandit Shivkumar Sharma,Zakir Hussain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Raag, Rageshri, is pleasant on the Santoor.
Unlike usual Indian classical performances, where spontaneity often overrides coordination, here the Tabla is perfectly in sync with the Santoor.
In fact, it is a pleasant surprise to see the strings and the percussion exchange roles in several pieces during the performance.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000001644?v=glance   (526 words)

 Time Traveler - the new age santoor journey beyond time.... - Bollywood Hindi Movie News - IndiaGlitz.com
About The Album- Time Traveler is a unique musical interpretation of the mysterious Time Travel theory from a musician’s point of view.
In the album, Rahul Sharma, takes the listener through a musical journey, which is beyond time, using the Santoor in a new age avatar and using various other ambient sounds.
The nine brilliant tracks featured in the album encapsulate the joy, the ecstasy, the mystery and the various stages and experiences in a musician’s life.
www.indiaglitz.com /channels/hindi/article/20672.html   (514 words)

 Audio Talk! - Live Micing a Santoor
George, i was involved with an Indian show quite a few years ago.
the santoor is closely related to a hammered dulicimer
sure of the name of the instruments but i believe the santoor was a thing
www.allaudio.org /detail-2067053.html   (642 words)

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