284 sarangi

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body: wood, with goat skin over front face; L. 67.2cm
strings: 3, gut; sympathetic: 24, steel; extra 11, steel
bridges: 5; bow: 1
range:ca. 2 1/2 oct.form f; tuning: f-c' -f'

The neck and body of the instrument are made from a single piece of wood. There are in all 35 sympathetic strings, of which ll are supported on extra bridges which cause a buzzing effect. The player sits cross-legged and places the instrument between his legs. The playing strings are stopped on the side by the tips of the fingernails. Used for accompaniment of vocal and dance styles.

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