Instrumental Music – Multi-Instrument

I came across an amazing performance by T. Thuvarakan, playing nine different musical instruments on stage in Colombo. It is definitely god’s gift and he is a highly talented artist who needs a big round of applause. He plays Keytar, Octapad, Mridangam, Tabla, Tavil, Kanjira, Ghatam, Udukku, Morsing during his performance. It is very rare to find such talent and I wish him all the very best to reach the ultimate. Let us watch the amazing performance. Video shared for public entertainment – Credit: T. Thuvarakan. 00

Instrumental Music – Percussion Ensemble – Jugalbandi

Here is a Percussion Ensemble – Jugalbandi of Indian Drums conceived by Durga Jasraj, produced by Durga Jasraj and Neeraj Jaitly. The video is brought to you by Art and Artistes, an Idea Jalsa “Music for the soul” event. The artists and instruments are Tabla – Bickram Ghosh Drums – Satyajeet Mukherjee Ghatam and Morsing – V Suresh Khol – Gopal Bharbando Bangala Dhol – Ronjon Dey Video used for illustration only – Credit: Art And Artistes 00

Instrumental Music – Panchakshari

Instrumental Music – Panchakshari This is the Sthree Thaal Tharang performance at the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, titled as Panchakshari, a five musical instruments ensemble. The lead artist is Smt. Sukanya Ramgopal. She is the first woman to play Ghatam and India’s best-known percussionists today. We have Ghatam, Veena, Violin, Morsing, Mridangam on the stage, all played by female artists. Let us watch the video. Video used for illustration only – Credit: Sukanya Ramgopal 00

Morsing or Jaw Harp

Morsing is a hand-percussion instrument used in Carnatic Music, Rajasthani music and also in Assam, Bengal and Sindh-Pakistan. It is known as Mukharshanku, Mourching also. Design The instrument is made of a metal ring which has a shape of horseshow. There are two parallel forks forming the frame and a metal tongue in the middle, between the forks. The forks are and the tongue are fitter to the horseshoe shaped ring at one end and the other end free to vibrate. The metal tongue is bent at the free end, in a plane perpendicular to the circular ring. It is stuck at the end thus making a vibration. The bent part is called a Trigger. The pitch of the instrument can be varied slightly by applying beeswax at the plucking end. The pitch can only be reduced however. Though the origin of the instrum...