---- Advertisement ----
Santoor, Pt. ShivKumar Sharma
Santoor, a stringed instrument, has so many variations across the globe. However, it is particularly popular in the Hindustani classical music.
Santoor has a distinctive tone and a wide range of pitch.
It is a trapezoid-shaped box with a wooden frame (usually walnut or maple).
Amid many theories related to Santoor's origin, it was first mentioned in Persian history texts and poetry around the 10th century.
On santoor, meend, or glissando, is a string technique that refers to gliding smoothly from one note to the next.
Santoors are tuned to each raga in the traditional manner, with the player resetting each string between ragas.
The right-hand side was tuned to the raga and the left-hand side was tuned to the supporting notes in the style of Pt. Shivkumar Sharma.