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Two sticks will usually produce a louder, thicker sound than one. So it emphasises beat 1 from bar 28 on. Just putting an accent played with one stick will give a subtly different effect. It will, of course, vary with where on the head the sticks are played - and there's no indication for that. And occasionally, the player may well not hit that beat exactly ...


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All percussion instruments produce one sound from hitting the resonator and a different sound from the resonator vibrating. This is often overlooked because both sounds always occur together; however, using two sticks to hit the same drumhead simultaneously emphasizes one in comparison to the other. (This is precisely the kind of subtle instrumentation ...


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The syahi lowers the resonance frequencies in the sound spectrum and brings them into a nearly harmonic relationship. There is a description of the acoustics of Indian drums in the book "Science of Percussion Instruments" by Thomas D. Rossing (World Scientific, 2000). Rossing describes the experiments by B.S. Ramakrishna and M.M. Sondhi at the ...


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Tuning Just like for tuning a guimbarde, the maker is adding some wax on the moving part, making it a bit heavier, just like a spring mass system it will make the resonance frequency lower. This allows to tune the guimbarde to a chosen note. I would guess the Syahi's goal is exactly: tuning. The more you have on the lower the note you get. Thus removing it ...


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A Google found 'Didgeproject' about Hangs - which can come tuned in different ways. major, minor scales, so I guess, at the price they are, the purchaser could specify exactly what tuning they wanted. Not sure if Hangs (originals) are still made - other companies have copied the idea, though.


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