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date: 16 November 2019


  • Alastair Dick


Variable tension chordophone (‘plucked drum’) of Uttar Pradesh, India. The body is a gourd with holes excised at the top and bottom; the lower hole is covered with skin, and a gut string passes from the centre of the skin up to a handle. The instrument is held in the armpit, and the string, tensioned variably by the hand, is plucked by the finger or a plectrum. It is also called ...

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