Sarang
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Name Sarang
Type Chordophone - Violin (rubbed-string)
Origin India
Ethnicity
Materials Wood, skin, metal.
Measures 73x22 cm.
Dating 1940-1960
 

It is the main bow instrument of India. An instrument of robust construction whose resonator box is carved, in a peculiar shape, from a single piece of wood. The harmony tabla is of skin and the wide neck ends in a square peg box. The three or four strings of gut are played with a bow. Several metal strings, which sound in sympathy, are placed beneath the main strings.
It serves especially to accompany song and has a beautiful sound. An excellent player, sliding his nail over the strings, easily obtains expressive glissandos, which are especially valued in the accompaniment of the voice.

India
 

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