Shruti Box; drone Male/SOLD Out
Culture: Hindu & Buddhist Country of Origin : India Artifact Age: Other
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A Shruti box is a beautiful and simple instrument to play. It produces a tonally rich drone background which is supportive of other instruments, voice and/or healing modality. It is hand-pumped creating a pulsating continuous harmonizing chord. Tuned chromatically it creates an entire octave of notes.
Typically a Shruti box is tuned from C to C (Female) and G to G (Male). A male is tuned one octave lower than a female. Choosing which tuning is normally a matter of taste except when supporting a vocalist when matching the singer's vocal register is a concern.
The few I managed to bring in from northern India are of the highest structural and tonal quality. Male Shruti; 16” across x 12” tall - $330.00 each. Female Shruti; 15” across x 10” tall - 300.00 each - plus shipping (supply is limited)