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334 tuntune

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India (south-central and western)
body: wood, with goat skin on the bottom; L. 55.2cm
strings: 1, steel

A single-stringed drone instrument with a single-headed drum as a resonator. Held under the left arm and played with a pick. The string is tuned to the tonic of the range selected. Used in folk theatricals and religious narratives. The name is onomatopoeic.

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