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The tambura is the South Indian counterpart of the North Indian tanpura. It is a drone instrument made of jackwood. There are four strings which cross a bronze bridge. While the strings are tuned fifth, upper tonic, upper tonic, and tonic, the tuning hardly ever changed, even for ragas that lack a fifth.


UPDATED: July 28, 2010