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Definition of the noun Sarangi

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noun - plural: sarangis

  1. a bowed string instrument used in the Hindustani classical music of North India

Explanation

  1. sarangi: The sārangī is a bowed, short-necked string instrument from South Asia which is used in Hindustani classical music. It is said to most resemble the sound of the human voice – able to imitate vocal ornaments such as gamaks and meends.
  2. The sarangi is a folk Nepalese string instrument, also very popular a folk musical instrument in Northeast India. Unlike the classical Indian sarangi which has many sympathetic strings which are not bowed, the Nepali has only four strings, all of which are played. Traditionally in Nepal, sarangi was only played by people of Gandarva or Gaine caste, who sing narrative tales and folk song. However, in present days, its widely used and played by many. The sarangi has largely usurped the role of the previous Gaine instrument, the plucked lute arbajo.

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Google previewThe Rough Guide to India (2016)

by Rough Guides

The sarangi is a fretless bowed instrument with a very broad fingerboard and ...

Google previewMice (2006)

by Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury

The sarangi is an 1ndian bowed instrument. A player pinches three of its strings to change notes while bowing.Thirty-six other strings vibrate and buzz when a tune is played. The Vietnamese koni has just two strings and no soundboard.

Google previewLet's Know Dances of India (2006)

by Aakriti Sinha

Sarangi is an instrument whose versatility cannot be doubted. It is regarded as one of the most ancient and difficult stringed instruments to play. The name is derived from the word saumngi, which means 'hundred-coloured', ...

Google previewShould I Play the Violin? (2006)

by Richard Spilsbury

The sarangi is an Indian bowed instrument. A player pinches three of its strings to change notes while bowing. Thirty-six other strings vibrate and buzz when a tune is played. The Vietnamese koni has just two strings and no soundboard.

Google previewSikhs in the Diaspora (2009)

by Surinder Singh bakhshi

The sarangi is a popular thirteenth century north Indian string instrument. The body is of teak wood and the lower part is covered with a skin. The upper part containing the pegs is joined to the lower part. There are, usually, three strings made ...

Google previewBedpans, Blood & Bandages (2006)

A History of Hospitals by John Townsend

The sarangi is an Indian bowed instrument. A player pinches three of its strings to change notes while bowing.Thirty-six other strings vibrate and buzz when a tune is played. The Vietnamese koni has just two strings and no soundboard.

Google previewSound of Indian Music

by Ganavya Doraiswamy

Sarangi The sarangi is a North Indian stringed instrument that is known for its ability to mimic the human voice. It has thirty five to thirty seven sympathetic strings (quite like usual North Indian string instruments) and three main melodic ...

Google previewThe Indigenous World 2006 (2006)

by Sille Stidsen

Debaran- jan Sarangi is an activist in the people's organisation Prakritik Sambad Suraksha Parishad, which is leading the struggle against ...

Google previewLet's Know Music and Musical Instruments of India (2008)

by Madhumita Dutta

The sarangi is mostly used as an accompaniment with Kathak and vocal styles like thumri, dadra, and kheyal. An interesting fact about sarangi is that it is said to produce sound resembling the ...

Google previewInstitutions, Livelihood, and Natural Resource Management (2010)

by Kailas Sarap

Tapas Kumar Sarangi is an ICSSR Doctoral Fellow in the Post Graduate Department of Economics (Autonomous), Sambalpur University, Orissa.

Google previewThe Laws of Manu (1907)

Or, Mānava Dharma-Śāstra by Manu (Lawgiver)

t Sarangi is a bird, perhaps a sparrow. Mandapala, a seer, became a male bird, and had four sons. Sarangi thereby rescued him from ...

Google previewThe Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: South Asia : the Indian subcontinent (1998)

by Bruno Nettl, Ruth M. Stone, James Porter, Timothy Rice

SarangT North India's peerless bowed chordophone is the sarangi, existing in a wide range of shapes and sizes, and employed in both classical and folk musics ( figure 7). It has survived many phases of Hindustani music's colorful history, but ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Music (2005)

Sarangi : Foremost bowed instrument in North Indian classical music; of one piece of wood with a goat skin sound table; no frets. Sardana (Spanish) : A Catalonian national dance performed to pipes and drums, often in sections. Similar to the ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning (2013)

by Michael Byram, Adelheid Hu

Sarangi and C. Roberts (eds), Talk, Work and Institutional Order: Discourse in Medical, Mediation and Management Settings, pp. 1¥57, Berlin and New York: ...

Google previewThe Concise Garland Encyclopedia of World Music (2013)

by Garland Encyclopedia of World Music,

The melody-producing instrument in a khyal ensemble is a bowed lute (either sarangi or violin), or a harmonium (a small, portable reed organ), or both. The melodic accompanist is subordinate to the vocalist in every way. The accompanist's ...

Google previewThe Concise Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: The Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia (2008)

by Ellen Koskoff

The melody-producing instrument in a khyal ensemble is a bowed lute (either sarangi or violin), or a harmonium (a small, portable reed organ), or both. The melodic accompanist is subordinate to the vocalist in every way. The accompanist's ...

Google previewThe American history and encyclopedia of music ... (1908)

by George Whitfield Andrews, Edward Dickinson, Arthur Foote, Janet M. Green, Emil Liebling, Josephine Thrall

Chekara — See sarangi. Cheng — Free Reed. China. A bowl-shaped reservoir fitted in one side with a crook mouthpiece. Seventeen bamboo pipes varying in lengths are inserted in the top, and arranged to simulate the tail of the phoenix.

Google previewThe Routledge Linguistics Encyclopedia (2009)

by Kirsten Malmkjaer

Sarangi, S. and Roberts, C. (eds) (1999) Talk, Work and Institutional Order: Discourse in Medical, Mediation and Management Settings, Berlin: Mouton. Sarangi, S. and Slembrouck, S. (1996) Language, Bureaucracy and Social Control, ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Music (2004)

by Christine Ammer

sarangi (sä rung ge ̄′) Hindi. A bowed stringed instrument of India. Like the Arab RABAB, it is carved from a single block of wood. The neck is very wide. There are three melody strings of gut, whose sound is reinforced by a dozen or so ...

Google previewAn English-Konkani Dictionary (1883)

by Angelus Francis Xavier Maffei

sarangi, -gi,/. (B.K.) Rebel, J. katkayegar, -ra, m.,or katkai kartolo; ...

Google previewA dictionary, Hindustani and English, a English and Hindustani ... 4. ed. enlarged (1849)

by John Shakespear

WroLET, banafsha, naWroLIN, sarangi. VroL1NcELLo, bari sarangi. VIPER, af"a, nag, tir-mar, samp. VIRAGo, mard-mar, laranka, zaban-daraz. VIRGrs, bakira, chira-band, doshiza, ...

Google previewHeinemann First Encyclopedia (2005)

by Heinemann Library (Firm)

Violins, cellos, and the Indian sarangi are bowed instruments. Plucked string instruments are twanged using the fingers and thumb. Guitars, harps, and the African kora are plucked instruments. Strummed string instruments are brushed with ...

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