The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

August 28, 2012

Afghani Sarinda: Most Decorated, Subtle Instrument


music: (easiest to listen)



This is a sarinda from Afghanistan, quite old, heavily
decorated. I had to set it up to play; it's incredibly
sensitive to the bow. Like its cousin the sarangi, the
strings are stopped by fingernails, not by pressing
them to the fingerboard. The decorations are amazing.

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