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Jeremy Montagu

in Oxford Music Online

Published in print December 2014 |
Published online September 2014 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630 | DOI:

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Rattle used by ballad singers of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is a pair of hollow metal rings about 4 to 5 cm in diameter, open all around the outer circumference and containing metal pellets. The rings are worn on the thumbs or fingers. It is similar to the gaggara of Mysore used by devotional singers....

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