Category Archives: Lyres

Lyres

Surinda

Name: Surinda.
Type: Chordophones > Lyres > Double-Chested.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#:
Area: Rajasthan.
Country: India.
Region: South Asia.

Surinda
Surinda ~ a bowed double chested lyre, performed by Bhanwaru khan Langa [youtube screenshot] @ museumofworldmusic.com ;
Description: The surinda is a bowed double-chested lyre that is found among the Langha communities in Rajasthan Indian, in the districts of Barker and Jaisalmer. It is also played in the Sindh province of Pakistan.

Citations: Bibliography: Websites: Surinda Performance by Bhanwaru khan Langa recorded by YouTube channel Manohasenal ;

Sarinda

Name: Sarinda.
Type: Chordophones > Lyres > Double-Chested.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#:
Area:
Country: Nepal
Region: South Asia.

Description: The sarinda is found in Nepal it is related to its close  relatives that are found through the South Asian continent. These instruments include the Surinda of Rajasthan.

The Nepalese sarinda is played by the Gaine caste.

Construction: The sarinda is carved from a single block of wood which is carved by hand, a membrane of animal skin is stretched over the bottom of the block after it has been carved into the basic shape of the instrument. Nepalese sarinda usually have four strings. The strings are attached from a tail piece at the bottom and travel over a raised bridge. To where the strings are attached to the tuning pegs.

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