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Bana

Geneviève Dournon

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, 2nd edition, issue
Published online September 2014 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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Three-string fiddle of Madhya Pradesh (Mandla district), India. About 70 cm long, it is made up of a squarish soundbox of mango wood with incurved sides, covered with a soundtable of calf’s stomach membrane, and a bamboo neck. The three horsehair strings are tuned by lateral wooden pegs and played with a bow to which are attached little pellet-bells. In the central Mandla province, bana is the instrument used by the Pardhan to accompany their

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Subjects: Music

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