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date: 14 November 2019

Coṇak [cauṇḍaka]locked

  • Jonathan Katz

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[cauṇḍaka]

Drone chordophone or plucked drum of Maharashtra, west India. The single gut string is fastened at the underside of a parchment membrane stretched over the open lower end of a cylindrical wooden resonator; passing up through the resonator, the string is tied at its upper end to a wooden stick attached vertically along one side of the resonator. The string can be tuned by moving its upper end further up the stick. The ...

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