Santoor is a stringed instrument of Kashmir valley. Before Shib kumar Sharma comes to play Santoor the instrument considered as a folk instrument. Now Santoor is very famous and a common Indian instrument. Santoor is known as Shattantri Veena (100 strings instrument). Santoor is the instrument which is not exactly plucked stringed or bowing instrument but is played with a pair of wooden mallets. The sweet melody and soft rhythm pattern is the beauty of this instrument.
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Structure and playing technique of Santoor:
Santoor is a flat shaped instrument wider at one end and shorter in the other. The wooden bow is broader in size for bass and low pitch notes and is tapped at the other side for high pitch notes. The broad side is closer while playing the instrument. Both hand playing the notes but left hand is used to control rhythm in sympathetic strings. Santoor is the instrument where melody and rhythm is a common phenomenon of the instrument. Santoor is played by placing it on the lap and sitting in crossed leg position. Come to us for best classes on Santoor.
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How to tune Santoor
Santoor is a hundred stringed instruments. 4 strings together tuned on a same note and tuned respectively with major or minor notes depending on composition. This stringed instrument has a great combination of rhythm and melody. Generally left side mallet is use for play the rhythm part. Santoor generally tuned in D scale. The bass strings tuned on lower Sa. Tuning is very tough and difficult part for this instrument. Now you can learn how to tuned Santoor with our online Santoor playing lessons. Divya music offers you online Santoor playing lessons (http://www.musicschoolindia.com/) with experienced teacher or Guru. Visit to us for more information.
Melody of Santoor:
Melody of Santoor is like an atmosphere of Kashmir valley. The sweet tone and charming playing style gives you a true flavor of joy and musical devotion. In the present era Santoor is a very common Indian classical instrument which mostly used in Indian classic music as a solo instrument and also it been used as an accompanied instrument in modern Indian music like in Bollywood music and in Ghazal and other kind of Indian music forms. Instruments every time speaks to your heart. If you hear this and want to discover this instrument come to us. Divya music teaches you with all his efforts until you get the ability to play Santoor as a maestro. Visit us at www.divyamusic.com