Tandura

Name: Tandura.
Type: Lute > Chordophone.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.322.6
Country: Rajasthan, India.
Region: South Asia.

Description: The Tandura sometimes also called a ‘veena’ or ‘chautra’, it is used by the Meghwal, Kamad and Bhil communities in devotional group singing. The tandura can be found all over Rajasthan except in the district of Jalore. The player wears a mezrab [pick] on the tip of the index finger, striking the strings with rhythmic stress from right to left.

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