Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Musical Instruments That Identifies States in India

                   In india there are various cultures,traditions followed by different types of people.We find unity in diversity of india. Each state in india have their own culture ,tradition & unique type their wearing.Different tribal communities survived in india due to its great philosophy & environment that made india good place to live.Each state have nurtured  their style of music from ancient time.There are sort of musical instruments that became the identity of  states.tutari,regional instrument
Tutari: The Tutari in Maharashtra, a bugle-like instrument, has survived not just because of its connections to royal traditions, but also because of its adaptability, as a current political symbol.Basically, tutari used to of making or announcing of arrival of kings or lords.In the tradition of Palkhi in maharshtra, people used to play Tutari to indicate march of saints or their deities.
dhol,punjab regional instrumentDhol: The Dhol is the identity of Punjab in india .This instrument is of high brass and more energetic like Punjabis. People in punjab plays dhol in almost every occasion & tradition  like marriage & their albums.Punjabi music recently pne the most popular music in india & western region of the world.Dhol is the soul of Punjabi music.
 sarangi,rajasthan regional instrumentSarangi:The Sarangi is the most important folk music instrument and is found in various forms in Rajasthan.There are different types or we can say versions of Sarangi that Rajasthani people plays for the entertainment of crowd or mob. The tourists from all over the world who comes to Rajasthan for its great heritage has special attraction of Sarangi.Rawanhatha & Kamaycha,Surinda,Chikara are the different versions of Sarangi that comes in small sizes & played .using bow.

Sumui(Flute):Sumui (Flute) is one of the most ancient and common instrument in the musical tradition of Tripura. Sumui, is the most perfect and least mechanical of all the instruments. The sumui is very dear to the tribes of Tripura. It is made of bamboo. There are two types of sumui, one having 7 (seven) holes and the other having 8 (eight) hole. Mostly found are two maipulator characteristic features:
Saraswati veenaVeena:It is the most popular musical instrument of South India, popularly known as the Saraswati Veena. It is a plucked string instrument that is designed and used to accompany Carnatic music. There are several variations of the veena, which in its South Indian form is a member of the lute family. One who plays the veena is referred to as a vainika.

Nadaswaram,Tamil nadu regional instrumentNadaswaram:Nadaswaram, also known as Nadaswaram, is considered to be one of the most ancient and unique musical instruments of Tamil Nadu. It is extremely appropriate to call this instrument a rare combination of music and divinity, because of its consideration as a very auspicious instrument and is found at temples and at weddings.

Chenda regional musical instrument
Chenda:Cylindrical in shape, Chenda is an extremely popular instrument in Kerala and some parts of Karnataka as well. It is a percussion instrument and is also called Chende in Karnataka. It usually accompanies Hindu religious art forms of Kerala. Chenda is used as accompaniment for Kathakali and Koodiyattam dances and rituals in Kerala.
santoorSantoor:In India, "Santoor" was used as an accompaniment instrument to the folk music of Kashmir. It was a 100-stringed instrument played in a style of music known as the Sufiana Mausiqi. The Sufi mystics used it as an accompaniment to their hymns.The original Sanskrit name of Santoor was "Shatha Tantri Veena" meaning a lute or a stringed instrument that has over hundred strings. Santoor is a Persian name to this same instrument "Shatha Tantri Veena" that has references back to Vedic literature.
flute,flute regional instrument of bihar and uttar pradesh
 Bansuri: This classical instrument mostly used in state of Bihar & Uttar Pradesh.It is one the most melody  sound producing instrument. In indian ancient history, Bansuri was used by Lord Krishna as he was the greatest flutist in indian society could remember.It is basically a straight bamboo with hole in it & it produces a sound when air flows through it. 

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