HARMONIUM

Another most important component of Indian classical music, the Harmonium is a freestanding musical keyboard instrument similar to a Read Organ or Pipe Organ. It is probably the most commonly used instrument in India. It consists of free reeds and sound is produced by air being blown through reeds resulting in a sound similar to that of an accordion. On the top is a keyboard like that of a piano, but with a much smaller range, usually of about three octaves. This is played by one hand, while the other works the bellows.

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  • STANDARD
  • PORTABLE
  • DOUBLE REED
  • VERTICAL REED
  • 9  & 13 SCALE CHANGING

Another most important component of India classical musice, the Harmonium is a freestanding musical keyboard instrument similar to a Read Organ or Pipe Organ. It is probably the most commonly used instrument in India. It consists of free reeds and sound is produced by air being blown through reeds resulting in a sound similar to that of an accordion. On the top is a keyboard like that of a piano, but with a much smaller range, usually of about three octaves. This is played by one hand, while the other works the bellows. The reed is responsible for the tone and pitch, whereas the air bellows, with all its attached valvular mechanisms, produce and control the passing air, and are responsible for the volume of the instrument. Today’s version of the harmonium is capable of providing a whole range of tonal excellence very rare in other instruments. A top quality harmonium has two, three and even four sets of reeds. The instrument covers three to four octaves, encompassing sub-bass, bass, medium and female. 

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