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      The electronic tanpura is an Indian instrument used as an accompaniment in music practice and performances.

      Origin: 1979, India. First invented by G Raj Narayan.

      Description: box with buttons or dials to control tone, volume, pitch, scale.

      Usage/History: Used to provide a drone sound, substitute for a live tanpura in practice and performances.

      Related instruments:
      Overlaps with electronic shruti box (but shruti box usually plays single chord rather than series of plucked strings)

      Tanpura (https://musicbrainz.org/instrument/a19ae157-702a-40c6-892f-9bcb97328b7b)

      References:
      https://www.milapfest.com/instruments-india/explore-instruments/the-e-tanpura/
      http://lite.mayyam.com/indcmusic/10042.02.06.00.html
      Image links:
      https://tabla.org/electronic-instruments/electronic-tanpura

       

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