Tanpura Samples: HQ Indian drones in all keys

 


Some high-quality practice tanpuras in all 12 keys, each pitch-corrected and cut to 25 mins – fantastic for improvisation, meditation, calming focus, etc. Free to use, and I’ll add more over time: george@ragajunglism.org


 

Part of RJ’s ‘World of Tuning

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More on the tanpura itself: India’s droning lutes provide texture rather than melody or rhythm. Their intricate cascades of frequency interaction are an ever-present sonic bedrock for the other musicians, compared by some to a prism refracting white light into different colours. Its tones bring out the ‘harmonic series’ – the mathematically ‘fundamental’ notes of the universe. Let your ear zoom in…

 

Read more about the tanpura on the Darbar website (I’m currently their part-time writer and musicologist – see Living Traditions: 21 articles for 21st-century Indian classical).

 

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George Howlett is a South London-based musician and writer. I play guitar, tabla drums, and santoor (Himalayan dulcimer), and write about topics loosely related to jazz, rhythm, and global improvised music. Currently I’m a musicologist for Darbar, write ‘Beyond the Repertoire‘ lessons for Guitar World, and release music as Rāga Junglism. See the site for more – or email george@ragajunglism.org

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