Sindhi Sarangi

About Sindhi Sarangi

This particular variation of the Sarangi is also called a ‘Sing’ and is a particular type of stringed instrument that is common in the regions of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Carved out of a single piece of wood the body of the instrument is horn shaped and covered with parchment while its inside is hollow. The Sindhi Sarangi has four main strings, three of which are made of gut and one of wire. The 13 jharas or sympathetic strings run parallel to the bridge and are placed below the four main strings. The Sindhi Sarangi was originally created to accompany the vocals of a singer as the instrument could precisely imitate the gradations of the human voice. A horsehair bow presses on the bowed strings while the left-hand cuticles of the player shorten the vibrating length of the strings on the fretless finger board during the playing of the Sindhi Sarangi. Sindhi, Muslim and Jogi communities of Rajasthan use the instrument for singing Sufi Kalaams. At times it also used to provide the music for the Kalbeliya dance performances.


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