Pandit Vikash Maharaj


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Sarod is an instrument which is derived from the Rabab. It is not an ancient instrument, propbly not more than 150 to 200 years. It is essentially a bass Rabab. It has a metal fingerboard with no frets. The bridge rests on a taut membrane which covers the resonater. The Sarod has numrous strings, some of which are drone, some are played, and some are sympathetic. The approach to tunning is somewhat similar to other stringed instruments. It is played with a pick made of coconut shell.