Indian Fusion Music

  In the 1960s, classical Indian music entered a new phase when leading Indian musicians like Pandit Ravi Shankar Ustad Ali Akbar Khan began to give performances abroad and started teaching instrumental music to Western students. The renowned Indian filmmaker,...

Other Musical Instruments

  There are hundreds of folk musical instruments that used all across India, a few of them are listed below by way of illustration: Algoza: It is a folk instrument of Punjab and Rajasthan that resembles flute. It is also known as “maltiyaan” or “jodi”. Bangla Khol: It...

Rajasthani Folk Instruments

  Rajasthan has a large variety of folk musical instruments. The ‘Sindhi Sarangi’, ‘Gujratan sarangi’, ‘jogiya sarangi’, ‘srimandal’ and ‘ravan hatha’ are the important stringed instruments used in Rajasthan. Among the other stringed instruments, mention may be made...

Pahari Musical instruments

  Various musical instruments are used in the ‘Pahari’ folk music of Himachal Pradesh. The most common among the stringed instruments is the ‘kangarange’. The ‘bhopal’, ‘bugial’, ‘shamal’ and ‘shehnai’ (different kinds of pipes), ‘damentu’ (horn), ‘narsingha’...

Idiophones or Solid Instruments

  Ghana Vadya or Idiophones are solid instruments that do not need any further tuning. ‘Manjira’, ‘Jaltarang’, ‘Kanch-tarang’, ‘Kasht-tarang’, ‘Jhanj’, ‘Khartal’, ‘Piccolo’, ‘Tic-Toc’, ‘Tong’, ‘Tasha’, ‘Kartal’, ‘Stirdrum’, ‘Kabbas’, ‘Moracus’, ‘Talam’, ‘Agogo’ and...

Aerophones or Wind Instruments

  Sushira Vadya or Aerophones include all wind instruments such as ‘Bansuri’ (Flutes), ‘Nadaswaram’ (‘Nagaswara’), ‘Shehnai’, ‘ninkirns’, ‘Bean’ (not to be confused with the Rudra Veena), ‘pungi’, ‘Sumai’, ‘Mohuri’, ‘Karna’, ‘Khung’, ‘bhuri’, ‘kombu’ (‘sringa’),...
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