Beautiful Neduvangiyam also known as Nagasuram

International Research Journal of Tamil

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Title Beautiful Neduvangiyam also known as Nagasuram
 
Creator S, Sivasankar
A, Alaguselvam
 
Subject Bissel Horn
Octave
Frequency
Double Reed
Sound impedance
 
Description The purpose of this study is to understand one of the earliest known non-brass double-reed instrument called Nagasuram (Nadaswaram). Our ancestors while defining Tamil music grammar in parallel focused on sound engineering, which helped them to invent new musical instruments. Sangam era alone saw more than 30 percussion and wind instruments. Among them, few instruments like Veenai, Urumi and Nagasuram are worth mentioning since their design techniques were known only to a handful of families. Their performance really stands out due to their versatile and adaptable nature to all genres of music. Music instrument, like any other scientific invention goes through the same process of trial and error before getting standardized for general use. Instruments with strong adherence to scientific and acoustic principles gain prominence among the rest, as they undergo minimal structural changes. Nagasuram (Nadaswaram) is one such instrument, which was passed on to us for generations. This instrument readily complies with acoustic principles such as sound impedance, Helmholtz resonance, wave theory etc. to get the characteristic of a loudest non-brass wind instrument.
 
Publisher IOR PRESS
 
Date 2021-03-30
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://irjt.iorpress.org/index.php/irjt/article/view/266
10.34256/irjt2129
 
Source International Research Journal of Tamil; Vol. 3 No. 2 (2021): Volume 3, Issue 2, Year 2021; 65-69
2582-1113
10.34256/irjt212
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://irjt.iorpress.org/index.php/irjt/article/view/266/107
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Sivasankar S, Alaguselvam A
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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