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Musical Instruments Used in Indian Classical Music

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Indian musical instruments list--complete with pictures and names. These instruments are used in Carnatic and Hindustani styles of Indian classical music. While some instruments originated in the Indian sub-continent, Persian and European musical instruments have also been adapted very well for Indian classical music.

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    String instrument, Bowed string instrument More widely used in Carnatic as an accompaniment to vocal and other instruments.

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    Plucked string instrument Widely used Carnatic instrument

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    String instrument, Plucked string instrument Guitar Prasanna has adapted guitar for Carnatic music extremely well. Give a listen to the video.

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    Carnatic percussion

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    The scintillating sounds of santoor are always soothing for the soul. Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma brought this instrument to popularity in Hindustani music.

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    Carnatic percussion instrument

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    Plucked string instrument Used as a drone to maintain the pitch

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    Carnatic wind instrument

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    The bamboo flute. Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia is a treat to listen to!

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    Hindustani wind instrument

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    Percussion, Drum The most popular Indian percussion instrument. If you haven't heard Ustad Zakir Hussain playing tabla, you haven't lived your life yet!

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    Bowed string instrument Hindustani stringed instrument

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    Plucked string instrument Stringed instrument

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    Keyboard

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    Plucked string instrument Who hasn't heard Pandit Ravi Shankar's mesmerizing music? Sitar is widely used in Hindustani music and a treat to hear!

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    Carnatic percussion. Popular contemporary player is Selva ganesh.

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    Woodwind instrument Before Kadri Gopalnath, I believe the sax was considered "unadaptable" for Carnatic music.

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    Plucked string instrument Another Western instrument adapted well for Carnatic music by maestro U. Srinivas.

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