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A Musical Instrument

Satara is an indigenous wind instrument used by the Langa community of Rajasthan. It is made up of two flutes; one for giving the melody and the other for producing the drone.

The musician playing a Satara produces a continuous sound using a technique called circular breathing. The player maintains some air in his cheeks while blowing into the instrument. While breathing through the nose, he lets out the stored air from the cheek into the flute, thus maintaining a continuous sound. The musician while playing the flute also sings at regular intervals, which creates an extraordinary effect.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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