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  Veena, Saraswati Veena, Rudra Veena and Vichitra Veena.
The highest quality veenas have the entire body carved from a single block of wood, while the ordinary veenas have a body which is carved in three sections (resonator, neck and head).
From it's ancestor, the been, Vichitra Veena has kept the flat bridge (jawari), the two pumpkin resonators (tumbas) and a body which is a hollow tube made of teak wood on which the strings are fixed at both ends.
The Vichitra Veena of the North and a rare instrument, was introduced by Ustad Abdul Ajij Khan, a court musician at Indore.
www.buckinghammusic.com /veena/veena.html   (879 words)

 Veena - Info and FAQ's from The Ethnic Musical Instrument Company TM
The Veena is a form of lute and as such, is classified as a chordophone.
The Rudra Veena, also known as the bin (been), may be one of the oldest forms of Veena.
When describing the music of the Veena, Geetha Ramanathan Bennett said, "the essence and the greatness of Carnatic music lies in its delicate quarter-tones, graces, and sliding and slurring subtleties, which are not to be found in the music of any other part of the world."(www.geethabennett.com).
www.mid-east.com /Info/veena.html   (674 words)

 Veena - by Eric Theriault - Thursday, November 22, 2007
Veena - by Eric Theriault - Thursday, November 22, 2007
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  Bellytwins exercise videos by Veena and Neena Bidasha, bellydancers and teachers of Middle Eastern Dance
According to Veena and Neena Bidasha, professional belly dancers and sisters, it can also be an effective workout for burning fat and increasing endurance.
(Veena and Neena are trim and gorgeous--they certainly seem to prove this point.) This video does not teach belly dancing.
As the previous review stated...this is probably not a video for experienced dancers, but it is a terriffic tape for beginners and for those of us not wanting to become cabaret performers, but rather looking for a way to improve our health, feel good and have fun at the same time.
www.pinkgypsy.com /bellytwins/videos.htm   (2046 words)

  MusicalNirvana - Veena
Saraswathi veena is the instrument associated with Saraswati, the goddess of learning and the arts.
The Veena is a string instrument and is made up of three distinct parts.
This instrument is common in south India and is an important instrument in carnatic sangeet.
www.musicalnirvana.com /instruments/veena.html   (110 words)

 Webindia123.com-Musical Instruments-Veena
The bridge is placed on the flat top of the body of the veena and the neck attached to the stem is usually carved into weird figure like the head of the dragon.
The veena is played by sitting cross-legged upon the floor and holding the veena in front.
Some of them are Mahanataka veena, Saraswati veena, Rudra veena, Vichitra veena etc. Saraswati veena is known as the queen of veena's.
www.webindia123.com /music/instru/veena.htm   (236 words)

 Veena vadana
Veena is considered to be a divine instrument and in Hindu mythology, Gods and Goddesses are often depicted as playing on the veena and enjoying its sweet melodies.
Veena is known from time immemorial, although the descriptions in the vedic literature tend to suggest veena of a different design than the present day ones.
The danda, made of wood or Bamboo, is Siva, the string is Devi Uma, the shoulder is Vishnu, the bridge is Lakshmi, the gourd is Brahma, the navel is Sarasvati, the connecting wires are vasuki, the jiva is the moon and the pegs are the sun.
www.geocities.com /Vienna/Choir/5684/veena.htm   (1093 words)

 Veena World Musical Instruments Veena, also known as Vina, was a type of stick zither with the fingerboard stretched ...
Veena World Musical Instruments Veena, also known as Vina, was a type of stick zither with the fingerboard stretched between two gourds, but it underwent structural changed in teh 16th century.
The modern Veena instrument is a kind of lute, with a hollow neck attached to a large hollow body and a soundboard made of wood.
Veena, also known as Vina, was a type of stick zither with the fingerboard stretched between two gourds, but it underwent structural changed in teh 16th century.
www.worldmusicalinstruments.com /MusicalInstrumentList.asp?CategoryID=91   (536 words)

 CD Baby: VEENA CAHLANDER: A New Set of Wheels
Veena's music is widely influenced by acoustic jazz/rock and the more surreal and ethereal as well as folk, it tells stories about who we are and how we get from the proverbial here to there.
Veena had a dream as a teenager that she was playing guitar and singing.
Veena is excited to share her art and hopes to bring joy to others through her art and the art of life.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/veena?cdbaby=f8f217a4dc349e757f4d08ba76373b29   (376 words)

 Veena Summary
The veena is held either horizontally across the player's knees or slanting against the shoulders.
Of all stringed instruments, the veena has been the closest to vocal music traditions; its repertoire has had much in common with that of vocal music, and the veena has often been played and taught by great singers themselves.
This has twenty-four frets, four main strings which pass over the frets and are attached to the pegs of the neck, and three supporting strings, which pass over an arched bridge made of brass and are used as side strings for rhythmic accompaniment.
www.bookrags.com /Veena   (485 words)

 Mohan Veena
The Mohan Veena is a highly modified concord archtop, which Bhatt plays lap-style.
It has 19 strings: three melody strings and four three drone strings coming out of the peg heads, and 12 sympathetic strong to tuners mounted to a piece of wood added to the side of the neck.
The Mohan Veena is under tremendous tension; the total strings pull to be in excess of 500 pounds.
www.vishwamohanbhatt.com /veena.htm   (234 words)

 Contacts - Veena Verma   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 2004, Veena was appointed by Justice O’Connor as Commission Counsel to the Commission of Inquiry into Actions of Canadian Officials in relation to Maher Arar.
Veena is strongly committed to the rights of vulnerable workers, including migrant, garment, and agricultural workers.
Veena is a frequent invited speaker on human rights, national security law, international law, and agricultural workers’ rights.
www.cavalluzzo.com /directory/veena_v.html   (266 words)

 Dr.Padmini - Indian Classical Musician
Veena, the national Instrument of India, is similar to the voice and has a unique style of its own.
Its closest Western equivalent is the lute and its Hindustani counterpart is the sitar.
Veena, like any other instrument, passed through various stages of evolution and reached its present structure in the 16th century by the Tanjore ruler, Raghunatha Nayak.
www.cs.niu.edu /~z054257/veena.html   (305 words)

 Coyote's Paw: Veena   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This type of veena is always shown played by the goddess Saraswati, the patroness of the arts.
The monster head (yali) at the end of the veena pegbox resembles the ornaments on the temple towers of South India.
It has numerous special details unique to this master builder: adjustable nuts for fine tuning of the drone strings, a bronze rail under the frets, rosewood walls on the outside of the fret wax ledges, an extension on the rosewood bridge of some mysterious acoustical properties, one-piece rosewood pegs and an incredibly fine tone.
www.coyotespaw.com /music/Veena.htm   (167 words)

 The Rudra Veena and the Pakhawaj   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Rudra Veena, as the old mythology tradition tells, was created by Lord Shiva, while he was contemplating on the perfect beauty of his wife Parvati.
It is said that the music of the Veena possesses the power to lift up the consciousness of the musician as well as that of the listeners and gives them spiritual liberation.
As an alternative for the restless time sentiment of the present the Rudra Veena and her music a journey between silence and ecstasy is nowadays rediscovered especially by an western audience.
www.indoclassical.com /rudraveena/rudra.htm   (513 words)

 Interview with M J Sreenivas Iyengar- www.bangalorebest.com
Veena playing is best learnt at a very young and impressionable age, say at 5 years of age.The student is introduced to the basics of classical music with sarale
Veena playing cannot be learnt passively by listening to recordings.
The Veena is always the mainstay in any concert and is usually accompanied by the Mrudangam, Ghatam or Morching.
www.bangalorebest.com /discoverbangalore/art_culture/veena.asp   (1106 words)

 Carnatic music instrument-Veena   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The veena is one of the most ancient string instruments of India.
The veena is 1.5m long and is made from jackwood.
The fingers of the left hand are used to press, pull and glide on the frets, while the fingers of the right hand are used to pluck and twang the strings.
mme.iitm.ac.in /vsarma/personalweb/veena.html   (265 words)

 Folk Dance Songs >> Veena Music Online
VEENA- The widely popular music establishment from the land of superlatives, Rajasthan, is committed to develop.
At the Veena "The company is committed to develop, preserve and promote the rich tradition of Rajasthani Folk music, for that we are promoting youthful voice which can do justice to the colourful folk music of the state.
Veena products are accreaded by All India Radio for their 165 stations in the month of May 2004 Veena becomes India's First Music company with Certification.
www.veenamusiconline.com /about-us.htm   (1049 words)

 Sreevidhya Chandramouli on the Saraswati Veena
There are references to a bottle-gourd veena as far as 500 B.C. Lute or zither-styled fretless veena-s have been depicted in temple art of the sixth century A.D. Fretted veena-s emerged between the tenth and eleventh century A.D. The veena in South India, is formally called the Saraswati veena, in its modern avatar.
Add to this the veena's specific approaches to attempt to reproduce the vocal style - and the techniques that highlight the "instrumental" aspects, and the topic becomes vast.
We began with a quick reference to the history of the modern avatar of the Saraswati veena and the material it is made of.
www.sawf.org /music/interviews/veena/veena.asp?pn=Music   (2679 words)

 The Saraswati veena - indian classical music instrument   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Saraswati veena is the string instrument of Carnatic music.
The neck and the main resonator of the instrument are made of the jackfruit tree, a hard wood, as well as the resonance table.
Four playing strings are, as in the other veenas or beens (in the North) tuned to PA SA SA PA; those strings are played with the forefinger and second finger of the right hand.
makar-records.com /siteus/saras.html   (190 words)

 Urban Dictionary: veena
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This term refers to a person that doesn't realize what a princess she really is, when its soo appearant to everyone else that meets her.
Veena is one of those rare, understanding people out there
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=veena   (260 words)

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The Rudra Veena has 8 strings (more or less) and 24 movable frets, and is played with finger picks.
The Rudra Veena is considered the mother of all stringed instruments.
It's origin goes back to the very time when music was invented by meditators, trying to find a way to express their inner experiences.
www.lycos.com /info/rudra--rudra-veena.html   (312 words)

 About Veenai: Vina,carnatic music,india music,events,Saraswathi vina,carnatic musician,south indian classical music
Veena is one of the three celestial musical instruments, having references from vedic times (along with Flute and Mridangam).
Legends have it that Sage Agastya was also a Veena exponent and once had a competition with Ravana in Veena, wherein Maha Meru stood in judgement.
The said Veena, which was unique with the Yali turned upwards and the words Shri Ram in sanskrit inscribed, is still available with the family descendants of Dikshitar.
www.veenaijayanthi.com /aboutveenai.htm   (909 words)

 S. Seshadri & her veena the Cleveland Aradhana 2002
Return to Jayanthi and her instrument in concert at the Cleveland Aradhana 2002.
Top - The veena is an integral part of a dance orchestra - when the dancer can afford one.
The veena seems to be difficult to "mic".
www.sawf.org /music/interviews/veena/veena5.asp?pn=Music   (328 words)

 Definition of veena - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
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 Kamat's Potpourri:The Veena Instrument
Veena is one of the oldest string instruments of India.
It is believed to have been invented by Narada, the divine sage who toured three worlds.
Veena in various forms and resonance like Mohan veena, Rudraveena, Kinnariveena, exist today in India.
www.kamat.com /indica/music/veena.htm   (105 words)

 Veena   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The historical development of the veena is given in detail, step by step with drawings and photographs.
The art of veena playing is analysed to give the Veena player an intelligent understanding of the functioning of his/her instrument.
Influence of Veena on the Compositions of Vainika Sikhamani Veena Seshanna
home.sprynet.com /~dsivakumar/music/veena.htm   (343 words)

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