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Thread #111097   Message #2338405
Posted By: Harmonium Hero
12-May-08 - 11:48 AM
Thread Name: Tech: Shruti Boxes - Thoughts?
Subject: RE: Tech: Shruti Boxes - Thoughts?
Nigel: yes, it's a bina - more widely known as an Indian harmonium. They usually have up to five drones. The shrutti box is just drones - I think about seven on a simple one, up to thirteen on a bigger one. I did borrow Jackie Oates' one for a couple of songs on an unplanned 'fringe' concert that Rumworth Morris (with whom I was dancing) did in the lovely old Unitarian(?) chapel at Sidmouth last year. I'll probably get one one of these days!
John Kelly.