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Posted at July 20, 2013 | By : | Categories : Sound Therapy,Strings | 0 Comment


A typical instrument in Indian classical music since approximately the 15th century is the tambura or tanpura. Similar in shape to the sitar, the tambura consists of a large round resonating body made from a gourd with a long hollow neck. Most often, the tambura has 4 strings, but models with 5 or even 6 strings can also be found. It has no frets and is not used for playing melodies, but rather the strings are plucked in patterns to create a drone accompaniment. The tuning varies, and is based on the key of the song.