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Harmonium, Scale Changer, Fixed

Deluxe, 5 drones and 4 stops. Mechanical coupler (plays 2 octaves with one stroke). Keyboard slides to change scale. Integral bellows, dozens of sound combinations. Finish color and decoration style may vary from photo. The Harmoniums are not meant to be played in concert like a mini organ. This is instrument was introduced to India by the British. It has been embraced and is now a truly Indian instrument used as accompaniment in devotional songs. The reeds in the harmonium are tuned to sound well together, not necessarily with other instruments. As such they are not in concert pitch and are not meat to be. As with many Indian instruments the key for the music is selected to best suite the vocals, or to set a mood. Traditionally, Harmoniums are usually higher pitched if compared to the Western Scale. Harmonium tuning does not reflect the Western Scale and is not meant to. DISCLAIMER: Shellac is very impressionable, no pun intended. During the long transportation from India the shellac

Shruti, Side Control Reed Box, Male

This is a replacment reed box fo rthe side monted Male Shruti. Each of the 12 reeds has 12 side mounted controls. The combinations of which produce hundreds of sounds. Approximate measurements in inches: 5.75 L x 5.25 W x 1.125 D. The lower notes of the Male Shruti Box is usually meant to accompany instrumentals or low vocals.

Vitchitra Veena, Portable

48″ long. Highly decorative and portable. 4 main, 3 drone, and 11 sympathetic strings. A stylized swan on the soundboard is being chased by a mythical animal carved on the peg box. Veenas are played to accompany vocals or other instruments. There are 4 main, or melody strings. Strings are numbered 1-4 from side opposite the sympathetic toward the sympathetic. The main strings are tunded: FCGC or sometimes GCG C. The 2nd string is considered the main string for the tone of te instrument. The sympathetic strings are tuned in octaves starting one note below the 2nd main string and working up: BCDEFGAB C.

Shruti Box, Side Controls, Male

12 reeds with 12 side mounted controls. The combinations of which produce hundreds of sounds. Integral bellows. Style may vary from photo. Approximate measurements: 14 L x 9 W x 4 D inches. The lower notes of the Male Shruti Box is usually meant to accompany instrumentals or low vocals.

Mridangam, South Indian, Tenor

Mridangam, South Indian, Tenor: G note length 18 inches. The South Indian Mridangam shell is made from the wood of the Jackfruit tree. The Drum has two opposing heads, bass and tenor. Overall length is approximately. It is lace tuned. This Mridangam is the principal percussion instrument in South Indian classical Carnatic music. It functions as a solo instrument, as well as an accompaniment for vocals and ensembles. Compared to the Northern Indian Mridangam, the Southern Mridangam tenor head has a wider outer tonal layer, known as karani. Sliver-thin reeds are inserted between the two layers of the tenor head to create a distinct, buzzed snare sound. A small dough paste is applied on the outside center of the bass head to achieve a low bass tone. There are no tuning blocks, although they can be inserted under the straps to increase the pitch. When played, the drum is held horizontally, and played with the fingers and palms of the hands.

Shruti Box, Side Controls, Female

12 reeds with 12 side mounted controls. The combinations of which produce hundreds of sounds. Integral bellows. Style may vary from photo. Approximate measurements: 14L x 9 W x 4 D inches. The higher notes of the Female Shruti Box is usually meant to accompany vocals.

Harmonium, Standard, Natraj

Harmonium, Standard, Natural. 4 drones (top pulls) and 4 stops (lower pulls) to direct the air over the upper or lower reeds. Fixed keyboard, integral bellows, and dozens of sound combinations. Finish color and decoration style may vary from photo. The Harmoniums are not meant to be played in concert like a mini organ. The reeds in the harmonium are tuned to sound well together, not necessarily with other instruments. As such they are not in concert pitch and are not meat to be. Harmonium tuning does not reflect the Western Scale and is not meant to. This is instrument was introduced to India by the British. It has been embraced and is now a truly Indian instrument used as accompaniment in devotional songs. As with many Indian instruments the key for the music is selected to best suite the vocals, or to set a mood. Traditionally, Harmoniums are usually higher pitched if compared to the Western Scale. DISCLAIMER: Shellac is very impressionable, no pun intended. During the long transport