This model harmonium only weighs 25.55 lbs., and the top of case has a removable lid. The keyboard pops up for playing and then release latches to slide into the bottom and store in a locked-down position for storage and travel. When closed, the height of harmonium is 7.5 inches and when open with the keyboard popped up, the height is 11 inches.
Harmoniums are mainly used as an accompaniment to devotional songs. As with many Indian instruments, the key for the music is selected to best suit the vocals or to set a mood. Although it was invented in France nearly 200 years ago, the harmonium has been extremely popular and strongly embraced by India after it was brought there during the British Occupation. Important Specifications:
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Item Dimensions: OPEN: 20" L x 11" H x 14.5" W; CLOSED: 20" L x 7.5" H x 14.5" W
Bellows: 6 folds that open on the sides
Body: Stained solid wood
Keys: 30 keys 12 black and 18 white
Features: Coupler to left, scale changer and traveler
Knobs: 7 4 drones and 3 air controls
Drones: Left to Right: knob #1=Bb3, knob #3=C#4, knob #5=Ed4 knob #7=F#4
Air Controls: 3 Left to Right: knob #2 controls the front, knob #4 controls the back, knob #6 controls the front vibrato
Number of Octaves: 2 3/4
Tuned To: A=440 Hz +-5 cents Pitch can vary significantly with changes in temperature, pumping pressure, and number of keys played simultaneously.
Front Reed Bank: Bb2 to G5 Male Voice
Back Reed Bank: Bb3 to G6 Bass Voice
Please Note: Some of the finishes are very impressionable, no pun intended. During the long transportation from India, the finish may become marred by the packing materials. These impressions are superficial and cosmetic. Impressions on the finish do not affect the playability or sound. Therefore we do not consider such impressions as blemishes or defects.