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    • Type: New Feature
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Normal
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: (gciEX)
    • Component/s: Wind instrument
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      Description

      Description

      The Kombu is a kind of a wind instrument usually seen in Tamil Nadu and Kerala (South Indian states). It is a kind of a Natural Horn.
      How it is played : The kombu is played by holding it with both hands and blowing air into it like a trumpet.
      Fact: It can only produce three notes (sa, pa, and higher sa).

      Structure

      Modern kombus are made out of bronze and are either in 'C' shape or 'S' shape (like a longhorn).

      Origin

      South India, more than 2000 years ago.

      Current Dominant Usage

      The Kombu is currently mainly used in the temples of South India during prayers.

      Similar Instruments

      Aliases : Kompu, Kombu Pattu.

      References

      Wikimedia Page for images
      Wikipedia Link
      A recording of Kombus being played in chorus (the leader improvises Kombu patterns on the spot and the chorus players repeat them).

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              divided7777 Divyansh Singh
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