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Swarabat




Swarabat is a primitive and rare string instrument used in Carnatic music. It is also known by the name Swaragat. As in most of the string instrument, there is a resonator and a stem, both made of wood. The resonator is covered with animal hide. The frets are made from animal guts. The head resembles a parrot. Silk threads form the strings of this instrument, which are plucked with a plectrum carved out of a horn.

Although the Swarabat features a unique construction, the range of sound delivered by it is very limited. It is similar to the Bass Guitar in its sound quality.



Updated on 1st September, 2014

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