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

Description: Tandura: Also known as the ‘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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