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Mridangams

Indian mridangams are used in the Carnatic music of Southern India. The music of India is one of the oldest systems of music in the world. It has two branches. There is the Hindustani sangeet (music) of the North and the Carnatic sangeet (music) in the south. Collectively these two limbs form the body of a musical tradition that is said to extend back several thousand years.

RohanRhythm High Pitch Sheesham Mridangam ( MRDRHS ) RohanRhythm High Pitch Sheesham Mridangam
The shell is made of sheesham. The mridangam has two opposing heads, bass (thoppi) and pitched (valanthalai). Overall length is approximately 22-24 inches; the bass head is 7 1/2 - 8 1/4 inches in diameter and the pitched head is 6 1/4 - 7 1/2 inches in diameter. This drum is lace tuned. It functions as a solo instrument, as well as the primary percussion instrument in vocal and instrumental ensembles. Made in India. (Out of Stock)
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RohanRhythm Low Pitch Sheesham Mridangam ( MRDRLS ) RohanRhythm Low Pitch Sheesham Mridangam
The shell is made of sheesham. It has two opposing heads, bass (thoppi) and pitched (valanthalai). Overall length is approximately 22-24 inches; the bass head is 7 1/2 - 8 3/4 inches in diameter and the pitched head is 6 1/4 - 7 1/2 inches in diameter. This drum is lace tuned. It functions as a solo instrument, as well as the primary percussion instrument in vocal and instrumental ensembles. Made in India. (Out of Stock)
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Banjira Gig Bag for Tenor Mridangam 22-Inch ( MRDRHGB ) Banjira Gig Bag for Tenor Mridangam 22-Inch
24-Inch gig bag for bass mridangam. Item Length: 11.5 Inches. Item Height: 24 Inches. Item Width: 10.5 Inches. Made in India. (Out of Stock)
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RohanRhythm Gig Bag for High Pitch Mridangam ( MIRT-NC ) RohanRhythm Gig Bag for High Pitch Mridangam
22-Inch gig bag for tenor mridangam. Item Length: 11 Inches. Item Height: 23 Inches. Item Width: 10.5 Inches. Made in India.
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RohanRhythm Gig Bag for High Pitch Mridangam ( MRDRHGB ) RohanRhythm Gig Bag for High Pitch Mridangam
Zippered padded gig bag has 3 straps, one strap has velcro handle. It has a detachable shoulder strap. Inside measurement - 22" X 11" X 11". Made in India.
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RohanRhythm Gig Bag for Low Pitch Mridangam ( MRDRLGB ) RohanRhythm Gig Bag for Low Pitch Mridangam
Zippered padded gig bag has 3 straps, one strap has velcro handle. It has a detachable shoulder strap. Inside measurement - 25" X 11" X 11". Made in India.
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Banjira Mridangam Tuning Stick, Sheesham 4 5/8 Inches ( MRDRTP ) Banjira Mridangam Tuning Stick, Sheesham 4 5/8 Inches
Sheesham wooden stick (also called Pullu) for tuning the Mridangam. The wooden stick is for holding it against the Mridangam head and tapping it with a stone to adjust the pitch. Overall length is 4 5/8 inches. Made in India.
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Traditionally, mridangams are a single piece of wood that is hollowed out and has playing heads on both sides. They have a heavy annular membrane around the right side, and a number of pieces of straw which are placed radially between the annular membrane and the main membrane. The right side has a permanent application, known as soru or karanai. The left side uses a mixture of flour and water to provide a proper tone. The lacing and heads are placed upon a barrel shaped wooden shell, usually of jackwood.

Mridangams are a south Indian representative of a class of instrument known as Mridang. This class includes drums like maddal, shuddha maddalam, Khol, and pakhawaj. Mridangam forms the basis for carnatic classical percussion in India. Mridangams are known as one of the most ancient among Indian drums. For decades, the mridangam, solo or in accompaniment, has provided complex and delightful rhythms for the enjoyment of audiences in India and abroad. Mridangams are also associated with the dance styles of Bharata Natyam, Kuchipudi and Mohini Attam.

Rohan Krishnamurthy plays his MRDRHS.

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