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KKSongs Tanpura Tutorial
Welcome to the KKSongs Tanpura page! This page will contain information about Indian instrument called the tanpura. The tanpura is a fretless drone instrument which has a body similar to a sitar. Unlike the sitar, the tanpura does not play melody, does not have frets, or sympathetic strings. The tanpura is a simple four stringed instrument that is strummed throughout a musical piece to emphasize the drone. Even though its use is found in classical and semiclassical forms of music, the tanpura can be used in any field of music.
UPDATED: July 29, 2010