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Mridangam Instrument History: Evolution Of The Instrument: History Of Mrdangam Makers

Mridangam Instrument History: Evolution Of The Instrument: History Of Mrdangam Makers

Bolen, Nathan

Paperback

World Music

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ISBN13: 9798519240734
Publisher: Independently Published
Published: Jun 11 2021
Pages: 288
Weight: 0.94
Height: 0.65 Width: 5.98 Depth: 9.02
Language: English

Mrdanga is a finger-played, double-headed barrel drum from India. Its distinctive buzzing beat comes from split reeds trapped between the layers of animal skin that form the drum head. What makes the mrdanga unusual is its tuning: the drum maker mixes a paste from iron filings and rice and spreads it on the smaller of the two drum-heads. When dry, the paste controls the drum's pitch. This book explores the world of these artists, their history, lore and lived experience to arrive at a more organic and holistic understanding of the music that the mrdangam makes.

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