• 30.mandolin-01_2
  • viloin
  • 22.veena_
  • 20.uddukai1
  • 21.thavil2
  • 28.tarshennai-01
  • ghungroo
  • 18.tabla_
  • 17.swarmandel
  • 29.shursingar-01
  • 16.sitar_
  • 1.sangu_11
  • 12.sarod_
  • 13.sarangi1
  • 11.santoor
  • 14.shenai2
  • 27.mridangam1
  • 8.Morsing
  • 9.kanjira
  • 7.harmonium
  • 5.ghatam1
  • 4.e-tampura11
  • 3.dilruba2
  • 2.bansuri
  • 26.konnakol
  • 34.vocal_male2
  • 6.ghungroo1
  • 25.vocal_female2

The violin

viloin

How The violin sounds

The violin used in Indian classical music is similar to the one used in Western classical traditions.

In Carnatic music, the tuning is the same. The tuning is slightly modified for the Hindustani violin, but the playing style remains the same- sitting cross legged on the floor with the scroll of the violin resting on the right foot of the player.

The violin has evolved to become the principal accompaniment for Carnatic music, and is believed to have been introduced into the Indian tradition by Baluswamy Dikshitar, brother of Muthuswamy Dikshitar (one of the Trinity of Carnatic music composers).

The violin is also extensively used as a solo instrument in both Carnatic and Hindustani styles. It is accompanied by the mridangam, tabla, and allied percussion instruments like the ghatam.

discover Where it's from

south

Performer Information

violin-performer

Performer Name: H N Bhaskar

Musical Tradition:
South, Carnatic

Website: www.hnbhaskar.com

Hear The violin in concert

See The violin in action

Did you know


viloin

The Indian Violin is held differently to the Western Violin to give the musician a wider range of hand and finger movements. Indian music involves more note oscillations (gamakas) which demand more hand and finger movements. The musician can achieve this by keeping the violin stable.

 

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viloinThe violin
22.veena_The Veena
20.uddukai1The Udukkai
21.thavil2The Thavil
1.sangu_11The Shankha
14.shenai2The Nadaswaram
27.mridangam1The Mridangam
8.MorsingThe Morsing
9.kanjiraThe Kanjira
5.ghatam1The Ghatam
2.bansuriThe Bansuri
26.konnakolKonnakol
25.vocal_female2Carnatic vocal (female)