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Śruti box (from Sanskrit: ‘that which is heard’)locked

  • Richard Widdess
  •  and Laurence Libin


Small bellows-pumped Reed organ of India. It provides a drone in popular and, sometimes, classical music, assuming the function of the Tambūrā; nowadays it sometimes also functions melodically. In Indian music theory, śruti (sur in north India) is the smallest audible interval, a microtone; especially a microtone as opposed to a scale degree (...

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