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Re: electronic


think what you saw was a tambura . . . the stringed equivalent of the
shruti, in that it is a constant, droning preesence in Indian music--fthe
shruti like the harmonium
has reeds (acoustic) or oscillators . . .

i saw three-tone reed and electronic boxes on the web for $150--

drone on~~~~~~~~~~

Tom Lambrecht

gee, hope all this shruti demand dosen't mean they'll be going for $500 on

-----Original Message-----
From: Javier Miranda V. <gnominus@earthling.net>
To: Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com <Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com>
Date: Saturday, April 10, 1999 4:18 AM
Subject: RE: electronic

>I just learned tonight that a nice "shruti" costs about $700, $800 in
>Berkeley, Calif.  I forgot the name she called it.  A friend also travels
>India on seminars and finances her trips by bringing these giant and other
>beautiful looping instruments.  I saw two of them together in action.  The
>droning comes in part because the giant strings vibrate against the bridge
>which curves down into the hole of the instrument, if I may call it that.
>The bridge is not sharp like a guitar's, but flat and curved.  The
>is not unlike a fretless bass or guitar, or a National steel guitar, 
>that it's really amplified somehow acoustically.  The harder you pluck the
>more it vibrates.  I think the strings are tuned alike or in fifths, and
>you do is pluck each in turn and incessantlySNIP