Sunday, December 3, 2006

Tar Shehnai / Esraj (Dilruba)

Dilruba = stringed instrument that looks like a smaller version of the Sitar, but is played with a bow like a Cello. Another appropriate description is "a Dilruba is Half a Sarangi and Half a Sitar", as you can see from the videos above.

Esraj = Same as a Dilruba, except the bottom is shaped differently. There are a few other small differences also: like the position of the main playing string, and the way the resonating strings are arranged behind the playing string.

Tar-Shehnai = Esraj + Sound Box that produces a high pitched Shehnai type sound.

I've been learning the Tar-Shehnai / Esraj for 3 years. Still need lots of practise, but I'm having fun- and this site is to post up random Tunes i've Learned / Heard.



Singh said...

I need some practice techniques, please...

nakshda said...

sat sri akaal to all.
I m lucky nagi from patiala nowdays in delhi. Felt so happy after watching ur videos and recordings.And this is the best effert in stabilizing traditional method of singing Gurbani with tanti saajs.
I also need ur help sir if u can. i have a little knowledge of music and raggas, but i m not in the touch of music. so jst need ur help to exicute what god has provided ma.