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Indian Shruti Boxes

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This listing comes with one Shruti box with a padded carrying bag.

The Shruti Box is a hand-pumped reed instrument used to provide droning chords and notes in classical Indian music. It is often used as an accompaniment for the voice or a lead instrument, like the flute. The fixed, droning nature of the Shruti Box is perfect for tuning the voice or for exploring the notes in a given key scale.

Each one is handcrafted in India and fine-tuned by experienced instrument makers. The exterior is made of wood, with cloth bellows and reeds allowing the sound to be pumped through the chambers of the box. It is similar to the harmonium in its overall sound and uses.

The Shruti Boxes we carry have chromatic tuning based on western classical tuning where A = 440 Hz. We offer boxes with either a full octave (13 notes) or three full octaves (36 notes). These portable Harmoniums are the perfect addition for sound healers and therapists, or for creators of new age and world music.



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