Hello Friends, as part of the Incredible India Quiz, amazon has asked this question. Let’s see if you know the answer. See the image below and identify the musical instrument.
Name this Musical Instrument
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Hint: This is one of the most ancient percussion instruments of India. It is a clay pot with a narrow mouth, mostly manufactured in Manamadurai, Tamilnadu.
Name this Musical Instrument:
Alright, the correct answer is Ghatam. It is a Percussion instrument used in various repertoires across India.
The pot is usually placed on the lap of the performer, with the mouth facing the belly. The performer uses the fingers, thumbs, palms, and heels of the hands to strike its outer surface to produce different sounds. Different tones can be produced by hitting areas of the pot with different parts of the hands.
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This is a live performance of this musical instrument and instructional video on South Indian percussion, played and taught by India’s greatest percussion maestro Vikku Vinayakram.