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Sarod is a stringed instrument made of coconut shell, tun wood, drone, shikri, and ivory. This is a traditional instrument that is found in various parts of North India. A popular plucked instrument, it is used in North Indian classical music for solo concerts.

SAROD in North India

Material: Tunwood, drone, chikari, metal, ivory, coconut shell

A popular plucked instrument of North India. Entire body carved out of a single block of ‘tun’ wood. A round resonator, broad finger board and a tapering, arched, peg box. Resonator parched with a very fine membrane of goat skin. There are two sets of strings. Upper set contains four main playing strings, four drones and two chikari strings. Lower set is of fifteen sympathetic strings. All are attached to a metal string holder underneath the resonator, pass through the bridge and finally fixed to their respective pegs. The main ivory bridge is placed on the resonator. A small square bridge mounted parallel to the upper nut, to support the drone strings. Strings plucked by a coconut shell plectrum held in the right hand. A portion of left hand fingertips and a portion of nail, are used to stop the strings over the polished finger board. Used in North Indian classical music for solo concerts.