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    1. 1.  Indian musical instruments like any other attribute represents India’s diversity. Most of the Indian musical instruments have evolved over centuries and has a unique history behind their evolution. Some instruments were developed in the country while some others came from foreign lands but, transformed and developed by skilled Indian artists with the passage of time.
    2. 2.  The Tabla is a pair of drum most common and popular in Northern India. It is made of wood and has a head made of stretched animal skin. Both drum have a black spot at the center that is made of manganese and iron dust. It is played by tapping the fingers on the surface of the drum
    3. 3.  The classical drum of Southern India is called Mridangam. It literally means clay-body and was originally made of clay. It is a double-headed drum that is barrel shaped. It is played between the thighs of the drum player. This musical instrument is used in playing the Tala
    4. 4.  The tambura is a drone instrument that is made of jack wood. It has a long unfretted neck which has four to six Turing pegs inserted into the upper end of the resonator. the Tambura is help upright and placed on the lap of the instrumentalist. The strings are plucked by the forefinger and middle finger. This stringed instrument is essential to all classical performances, especially in concerts.
    5. 5.  The Sitar is the most popular stringed instrument in Northern India. It is made of teakwood and seasoned gourd. It has a long neck with twenty metal frets and six to seven main strings. This stringed instrument is used for solo pats in a composition
    6. 6.  The Veena is the most distinctive instrument in southern India. This instrument is carved from a single block of jack wood which continues as along fretted neck from which another resonator is attached. Several strings function differently in this instrument. Four strings are used to play the melody while the remaining three strings are used to play the drone.
    7. 7.  Sarangi is a common representative of vitat class of musical instruments. It has three to four main playing strings and a number of sympathetic strings. The instrument has no frets or fingerboard; the strings float in the air. Pitch is determined by sliding the fingernail against the string rather than pressing it against a fingerboard (like violin). This instrument is extremely difficult to play, as a consequence its popularity is on the decline. This instrument has traditionally been associated with the kathak dance and the vocal styles of thumri, dadra and kheyal. It was also greatly associated with an Indian version of the geisha tradition, known as the tawaif.
    8. 8.  The Indian Bamboo Flute also known as bansuri or murali is one of the oldest musical instruments of India, developed independently of the Western flute. This wind instrument is a simple cylindrical tube made of bamboo of uniform bore with number of holes. The flutes made in India are of different kinds and their lengths and number of holes varies. The flute is handled in oblique position and air is blown with upper lip into the main hole. Thumbs are used to hold the flute in position while the fingers are used to manipulate the finger holes. Different octaves are produced by covering the holes with the fingers.
    9. 9.  Shehnai a double-reed conical oboe of North India. The shehnai is made of wood, except for a flaring metal bell attached to the bottom of the instrument, and measures about 12–20 inches (30–50 cm) in length, with six to eight keyless finger holes along its body. Possessing a two-octave range, the shehnai is a difficult instrument to play, as the musician must master a wide range of finely nuanced embouchure and fingering techniques.

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