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  Sarod, good quality Sarods, directly imported from India by us.
The history of the Sarod was originally a primitive tribal instrument.
He then taught his son, Ali Akbar Khan, sarod at the same time as he was teaching Ravi Shankar to play sitar.
Price of sarod complete with hard shell case and one fully finished sarod pick (jaba) made from coconut shell is $599.00 plus packing, insurance and shipping ESTIMATED at $60.00.
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  SudeepAudio.com : Studio, Replication, Music Softwares, Indian musicians, Meditation, Audio Consultants
Sarod is carved out of wood, about 3 ft in length, having a round parchment covered sound box, a fretless steel fingerboard and metal strings.
Sarod was likewise developed in all these families; each family claims that they were the originators of the modern sarod.
Even though the sarod they made had the potential to have all the meends and gamaks, the playing was still then influenced by the rabab where the right hand was more prominent than the left..
www.sudeepaudio.com /articles/sarodevolution.htm   (1329 words)

  
  Sarod
The sarod is an Indian classical musical instrument which probably originates from the Senya rebab, an Indio-Persian instrument played in India to the 19th century.
It is a 25-stringed lute-like instrument, whose body is hand carved from a single block of tun (Indian Mahogany) or teak wood, with a steel fretless finger board.
Sarod representations have been found in carvings of the 1st century in Champa temple and also in paintings in the Ajanta caves.
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The sarod itself emerged in the nineteenth century and there are contesting claims to the form of the sarod as it is now, Keramatullah Khan, author of Najmat Niamat claims his father Niamatullah Khan is the creator, whereas other believe Gulam Bandegi Khan Bangash modified the Afghan rabab into the sarod.
Structurally, the sarod is made out of one block of wood, has a short body, a hollowed out belly partly covered with parchment, a longish tapered neck that ends in a peg-box.
The Maihar gharana sarod has a larger number of strings, and the stringing is at three levels - the main strings, chikari and one supplementary string at the topmost level; three supplementary strings at the next level; the remaining sympathetic strings at the lowermost level.
www.namdhari-music.co.uk /Instruments/sarod.htm   (562 words)

  
 Sarod in India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Sarod is made of wood, and is almost 3-4 foot long.
Sarod is played with the help of a plectrum called java, which is made of coconut shell.
Sarod resembles Rabab, which is a popular instrument in the Middle East.
www.india9.com /i9show/30060.htm   (109 words)

  
 Indiclassical.com - Sarod   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The sarod is a plucked stringed instrument and holds an exalted position in Hindustani music.
The sarod is played by striking the strings with a plectrum called java, made of coconut shell.
The bols on the sarod are known as da, ra, dir.
www.indichef.com /indiclassical/sarod.htm   (234 words)

  
 Sarod
The sarod has resonant sympathetic strings, but they are fewer and far less prominent in the soundscape.
One of the principal modifications of the sarod from the Afghan rabab is its long metal fingerboard, which allows swooping melismatic slides between the melody notes.
There are actually two schools of sarod playing – one in which the strings are stopped by the fingertips and the other in which the strings are stopped by the finger-nails of the left hand (as practised by Amjad Ali Khan).
www.sarod.com /sarod/default.htm   (1957 words)

  
 webindia123.com-Musical Instrument-Sarod
The Sarod is one of the most popular stringed instrument of North India.
Sarod is very much similar to rabab, a popular instrument of the middle East.
The Sarod is three or three and half feet long and is made of wood.
www.webindia123.com /music/instru/sarod.htm   (223 words)

  
 Instruments of Classical Indian Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
However, apart from these early depictions, it is almost impossible to trace the precise evolution of the sarod over the course of many centuries.
Still, it is generally agreed to that the sarod - in its present form - is at least 100 years old.
The body of a sarod is of teak or mahogany, the belly is covered with goat skin and the unfretted finger board is metal.
www.kenzuckerman.com /Sarod.HTM   (310 words)

  
 SudeepAudio.com : Studio, Replication, Music Softwares, Indian musicians, Meditation, Audio Consultants
The body of a sarod is carved from a single and well-seasoned piece of teak.
The sarod has 25 metal strings, seven of which are played with the mizrab or plectrum.
The sarod is played with the nails of the artist, which serve as frets.
www.sudeepaudio.com /lessons/sarod02.htm   (638 words)

  
 Sarod Summary
One version (conventionally used by a majority of sarod players) is a 25-stringed lute-like instrument, whose body is hand carved from a single block of tun (Indian Mahogany) or teak wood, with a steel fretless fingerboard.
The sarod gauges used by Ustad Amjad Ali Khan are 00 (double zero) for Ma, 1 for Sa, 3 for Pa and copper 28/29 for the lower Sa.
There are two schools of sarod playing, one where the tip of the fingernails are used to stop the strings, thus certain strength and stiffness of the fingernails is a prerequisite for accuracy of pitch, and the other using the fingers to stop the strings against the fingerboard.
www.bookrags.com /Sarod   (732 words)

  
 Tim Wiedenkeller with Stephen James: Live at Tucson Yoga
World-renowned sarod master and violinist Stephen James is joined by Daniel Hirtz on tablas and in a truly "East meets West" collaboration with special guest Tim Wiedenkeller on banjo.
The sarod is a traditional 25-string fretless Indian instrument related to the sitar and oud, and is called "the most beautiful and most difficult instrument in the world" by violinist Yehudi Menuhin.
The physical similarities of the sarod and the banjo, such as a skin soundboard and extra "drone" strings terminating at the tuning pegs protruding from the side of the neck, are just the beginning.
www.timwiedenkeller.com /liveatty.html   (357 words)

  
 Sarod Tuning Chart Silver Bush Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
A Sarod that is played daily should have all the strings changed every 3 months, and the main four playing strings, every month.
Normal action height on a Hemen sarod with a good straight plate, is between 1/4" and 3/8" on the "Ma" string above the fret plate where it meets the skin.
The back of the sarod where the string anchor plate is attached can be planed down about a 1/4", and this can lower the action by about 1/8" at the top of the plate.
www.silverbushmusic.com /sarodtuning.html   (630 words)

  
 Sarod
The sarod has a bridge made of bone or ivory with grooves above for the main strings and holes through the bridge for the sympathetic strings.
The sarod of Allauddin Khan is similar but is somewhat larger and rather than six main strings, has eight coming from the peg block.
The sarod is primarily a solo instrument and can play all the principle parts of Hindustani music including the alap, jhala, and gat.
www2.seasite.niu.edu /worldmusic/Sarod.htm   (343 words)

  
 www.india-instruments.de
Written and oral evidences suggest that the sarod is an adapted and improved version of the rabab, but since the antecedents of the rabab itself are extremely confused and unclear.
The invention of the sarod is claimed by the descending students of the two Afghani gharanas of sarod players, Niyamatullah Khan's gharana and Gulam Alt Khan's gharana.
According to Ashish Khan, the sarod prevalent in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, had a nine inch belly (parchment), its fingerboard was short and narrow and the neck was very thick.
www.india-instruments.de /pages/glossar/g-sarod.html   (1047 words)

  
 Sarod World Musical Instruments The Sarod evolved from the Rebab; some refer to it as a bass Rebab. It is a relatively ...
Sarod World Musical Instruments The Sarod evolved from the Rebab; some refer to it as a bass Rebab.
The Sarod evolved from the Rebab; some refer to it as a bass Rebab.
Sarod has 17 metal strings which run along the steel face plate on this rosewood instrument.
www.worldmusicalinstruments.com /MusicalInstrumentList.asp?CategoryID=94   (174 words)

  
 Sarod player Rajeev Taranath to perform classical Hindustani music Oct. 6
Taranath is famous in his home country for his skill as a sarod player.
Smaller than a sitar, a sarod is often described as an Indian lute and is a commonly used instrument in classical Hindustani music.
Taranath was awarded the Indian government's highest honor in the arts, the Sangeet Natak Akademi for 1999-2000, in recognition of his excellence in instrumental Hindustani music.
www.middlebury.edu /about/pubaff/news_releases/2005/news632633449894531250.htm?WBCMODE=PresentationUnpublishedstu16   (542 words)

  
 Sarods - classical Indian stringed musical instrument, sarod accessories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The sarod itself emerged in the nineteenth century and there are contesting claims to the form of the sarod as it is now, Keramatullah Khan, author of Najmat Niamat claims his father Niamatullah Khan is the creator, whereas other believe Gulam Bandegi Khan Bangash modified the Afghan rabab into the sarod.
Structurally, the sarod is made out of one block of wood, has a short body, a hollowed out belly partly covered with parchment, a longish tapered neck that ends in a peg-box.
The Maihar gharana sarod has a larger number of strings, and the stringing is at three levels - the main strings, chikari and one supplementary string at the topmost level; three supplementary strings at the next level; the remaining sympathetic strings at the lowermost level.
www.heritageethnicmusic.com /site/607029/page/273941   (712 words)

  
 Sarod Musical Instrument, Indian Music, Music of India, Indian Music, India Musical Instruments, Indian Musical ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Although the origin of Sarod is not known, it is supposed to have descended from the rabab of the Middle East.
The modern Sarod is made of wood with one end being rounded and covered with parchment.
Sarod has secured an important place in Hindustani Classical Music for its deep and rich tone and a distinctive sound.
www.eindiatourism.com /india-music-dance/sarod.html   (164 words)

  
 Sarod
Sarod is an instrument which is derived from the rabab.
The sarod has numerous strings, some of which are drone, some are played, and some are sympathetic.
Jugalbandi: Sarod and Sarangi Duet by Ashish Khan and Sultan Khan with Zakir Hussain
www.chandrakantha.com /articles/indian_music/sarod.html   (227 words)

  
 The Hindu : Friday Review Hyderabad / Music : Strumming sarod storm
The second concert of the evening was by sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and his two sons: Aman Ali Khan and Ayan Ali Khan Bangash.
Though they are young, they showed their mastery in playing the instrument and proved that they are going to set the trend in sarod like their illustrious father.
The ambience and the setting was very good and the APTDC needs to be complemented for the effort and as Amjad Ali Khan mentioned that despite 100 TV channels, many came to witness the performance live, and in turn keeping the tradition alive for performing arts.
www.hindu.com /fr/2006/04/28/stories/2006042801510300.htm   (447 words)

  
 World Music Central - A Master of the Sarod
Not long after that concert, I received my first sarod recording (Tejendra Majumdar's A Light from the East, Sense World Music), in the mail because that is how synchronicity works.
I have heard plenty of sarod recordings since that time and I find the instrument sweeter sounding and tamer than the sitar, *(an instrument which helps plants grow and flourish).
The sarod has 4 melodic strings, 2 drone strings and between 11 and 16 sympathetic strings which are tuned to the notes of a particular raga.
www.worldmusiccentral.org /article.php/20060627195149409   (538 words)

  
 Sarod
The Sarod originated from the Arabic instrument, the rebab and around 1300 AD was named the Sah-roda; a bowed, gut instrument introduced to the Mughal court of North
Modifications and changes to the Sarod continued until the end of the nineteenth century since when it has remained constant; wire strings plucked with a coconut or ivory plectrum.
The body of the Sarod is carved from one piece of teak or mahogany wood and is approximately 1.2m in length varying slightly when custom made for a
sendingtransmission.tripod.com /sarodinfo.html   (228 words)

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