Monthly Archives: April 2011

Vainika Smt E Gayathri talks about the parts of the Saraswati Veena

This is part of a series: ** CONTENTS: 1. History and Artist Profile 2. Introduction 3. Parts of Veena 4. Tuning of Veena 5. Sitting Posture 6. Handling Ways 7. Types of Veena 8. How to Pluck the String 9. … Continue reading

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Noor Zehra Kazim talks about the Sagar Veena(Urdu)

In the video below Noor Zehra Kazim talks a little about the development of the Sagar Veena, a type of Veena built and designed in Pakistan by her father Raza Kazim and herself. This is followed by a performance of … Continue reading

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Padma Bhushan Ustad Asad Ali Khan/असद अली खान/اسد علی خاں

Ustad Asad Ali Khan (Hindi: असद अली खान, Urdu: اسد علی خاں) (born 1937) is an Indian rudra veena player. Khan performs the Dhrupad form of North Indian classical music. He was awarded one of India’s highest civilian honours, the … Continue reading

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Vipanchi Veena

The Vipanchi Veena was an ancient type of nine-stringed Veena. The Sanskrit term Vipanchi in Sanskrit signifies “sport” or pastime” and so it may appear that the vipanchi of the olden times was a colourful and vibrant accompaniment to the … Continue reading

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Tri-tantri Veena

The Tri-tantri Veena, known as the Jantra in medieval times and also known as the tri-tantrika, had three strings and no frets. Dr Lalmani Misra, in his book Bharatiya Sangeet Vadya, traces the roots of the Sitar to this instrument. … Continue reading

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