banjira 8 Inch Mridangam Head Tenor Goatskin Braided
banjira 8 Inch Mridangam Head Tenor Goatskin Braided

banjira 8 Inch Mridangam Head Tenor Goatskin Braided

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SKU:MIRST-650

Dimensions:

8 x 1 x 8 Inch

Instrument:

Mridangam

Model:

6.5" Diameter

Body Material:

Tenor head

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banjira 8 Inch Mridangam Head Tenor Goatskin Braided. This South Indian mridangam tenor goatskin head is lace tuned and its playing surface is 6.5 inches. There is a braid attached all around the edge that is made out of rawhide. Including the braid, the head measures 8 inches in diameter. Compared to the Northern Indian mridangam, the Southern mridangam tenor head has a wider outer tonal layer, known as karani. Sliver-thin reeds are inserted between the two layers of the tenor head to create a distinct, buzzed snare sound.

The mridangam is the principal percussion instrument in South Indian classical Carnatic music. It functions as a solo instrument, as well as an accompaniment for vocals and ensembles. When played, the drum is held horizontally, and played with the fingers and palms of the hands.


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