Music of India: Sarod

Ali Akbar KhanAlthough the origin of Sarod is not known, it is supposed to have descended from the rabab of the Middle East.

Some believe that this stringed instrument might have originated from the Greco-Buddhist area of Gandhar (modern Afghanistan).

The modern Sarod is made of wood with one end being rounded and covered with parchment.

There are six main metallic strings fastened to pegs at the neck of the instrument.

It is played with a plectrum held in the right hand while the lingers of the left hand are used to play the notes. It is a fretless instrument with sympathetic strings.

Amjad Ali KhanSarod has secured an important place in Hindustani Classical Music for its deep and rich tone and a distinctive sound.

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