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fluteFlute : The Flute is generally made out of medium or long Bambo Pipes. It is believed, as per scholars, flute is more than 30000 years old. It has relevance to the Flute of Sri Krishna [Lord Vishnu] called as Vamsee. Flute is made in the form of an open Cylindrical air column. Size varies from artiste to artiste. Sound is produced from a flute, blowing by mouth onto a sharp edge causing the air to vibrate in the tube. Transverse or side-blown flutes are available and played by the artistes. Theobald Boeham developed the modern day Flute and experimented it from 1832 – 1847. produced a 16 holes, bowl shaped head fitted a cylindrical body with open-standing keys and finger pad to play on larger holes. In India and Europe Flutes are often made out of Wood, and the USA uses silver. Dr. N.Ramani, Mala Chandrasekar, Shashank Subramanian, K.Bhaskaran, Kudamaloor Janardhan, R.Thiagarajan and K.S.Gopalakrishnan are some renowned Flautists of TamilNadu.

violin

Violin : Violin is the most commonly used member of the modern string family which produces maximum sound compared to the instruments of that group first known during the 16th century in Italy. Violin is also known as fiddle usually with four strings tuned in perfect fifth. It is a member of smallest violin family members like Viola and Cello. In Latin Violino means ‘small viola’. Strings characteristically produce a fundamental resonance and all the string harmonics. The sound of the instrument is enhanced by the body and air resonances. The violinist produces sound by drawing a bow across one or more strings with fingers of the other hand controlling the strings. Strings are occluded with wax to bring the strings back to correct mode for sruthi or pitch. The violin is played by musicians in a wide variety of musical genres including Classical, Jazz, Folk Music, rock too. Generally Parts of the Violin are made out of variety of wood. Gut, Perlon, Synthetic or steel Strings are used these days. North Indian musicians have also started using Violins. Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan, Lalgudi Jayaraman, T.K.Ramamurthy and M.S.Gopalakrishnan were the maestros of the Yester Years. L.Subramanian, Bala Bhaskar, Delhi P. SunderRaja, Kala Ramnath and L.S.Shankar are some of the popular violinists of today.

 


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