Harmonium

Harmonium

A harmonium is a type of organ that uses air pushed through reeds to create sound. It is popular in Indian music and is often described as sounding like an accordion. Although it is most commonly used in Eastern music, the harmonium was developed in Paris and brought...
History of Sitar

History of Sitar

Among Indian classical musical instruments, the sitar is perhaps the best known. What’s not known is its exact origin. The sitar has been in existence for thousands of years in one form or another, but there are several theories as to who invented it. Most...
Tabla

Tabla

The Indian tabla, a two-piece percussion instrument, is the principal rhythmic accompaniment to most North Indian classical (namely khyal) and light music. It is said to have its origin in the two-faced drum called mridangam (used in South Indian music) and the...
Violin

Violin

The violin, the most commonly used member of the modern string family, is the highest-sounding instrument of that group. Its four strings are stretched over a high arched bridge that permits the playing of one or two strings at a time, as well as the nearly...
Drums

Drums

The standard drum set we know now exists since 1935. It was ‘invented’ in the USA, in New Orleans. It consists of a few different parts. But it took a while before a drum set looked like this one. A lot of different drums have been used in the past. Tribes...

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