Swar Systems
Photo Instrument name Description Demo Clip
Dhol

Dhol

Dhol is a large barrel-shaped drum that is played with sticks on both sides. It is the main rhythmic instrument used in Bhangra, the folk music on Punjab state.

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Naal

Naal

Naal is a hybrid instrument that has a high pitch tabla head on one side, and a dholak low-pitch skin on the other side. It is used mainly in folk music.

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Duff

Duff

Originated from Arabia, the Duff is also very popular in Indian folk music, specifically in Kashmir region. It allows for both very low and very sharp sounds.

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Dimdi

Dimdi

This one piece drum is very similar to South Indian Kanjeera, except for the bells. Modulations can be achieved by adapting the pressure on the skin.

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Tudd

Tudd

This instrument has the shape of Shri Shiva's Damroo drum. Player achieves different modulations by pulling the strings that tie its 2 heads.

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Gunghroo

Gunghroo

Gunghroos are bells-covered belts that are tied to the feet of Indian dancers, who play them through intricate steps. It is also an accompaniment instrument in folk music.

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Tumbak

Tumbak

This earthern drum bears much resemblance to the Irani Tumakh, except for the shape of its body. It provides a fascinating dimension to Kashmiri folk music.

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Duggis

Duggis

This instrument combines 3 Tabla dayans (right drum) that can be tuned at different pitches to achieve a melodic effect in accompaniment. Also called Maadal.

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Chimta

Chimta

Chimta is a long instrument featuring 2 metal spades covered with small bells that are tied together at one end along with a metal ring.

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Tambourines

Tambourines

Wooden sticks carved and filled with one or more rows of bells. They are played as a rhythmic accompaniment by shaking them or hitting them against the palm.

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Israj

Israj

Israj is a bowed instrument with a neck like sitar, though smaller in size. It also has sympathetic strings that vibrate while playing to create harmonics.

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Banjo

Banjo

Banjo is a stringed instrument played with a guitar plectrum while pressing keys like on a harmonium. These keys in turn pinch the string, creating a particular sound.

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Tumbi

Tumbi

Tumbi is a one string instrument with a skin-covered body, typical of Bhangra music. It has been popularized world-wide in Punjabi MC's "Mundian to Bach Ke" title.

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Harmonium

Harmonium 2

The Harmonium is a hand pumped reed organ which is a recent import to Indian music. Its impact on most Indian music styles has been great, turning up in many genres.

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