Harmonium, Scale Changer Folding, Sardar 47-HMSDS
Our Harmonium, Scale Changer Folding, Sardar has 5 drones and 4 stops. Keyboard pops up,
store in locked-down position for travel. Mechanical coupler (plays 2
octaves with one stroke). Keyboard slides to change scale. Integral
bellows, dozens of sound combinations. Finish color and decoration style
may vary from photo. The Harmoniums are not
meant to be played in concert like a mini organ. This is instrument was
introduced to India by the British. It has been embraced and is now a
truly Indian instrument used as accompaniment in devotional songs. The
reeds in the harmonium are tuned to sound well together, not necessarily
with other instruments.
As such they are not in concert pitch and are not meat to be. As with
many Indian instruments the key for the music is selected to best suite
the vocals, or to set a mood. Traditionally, Harmoniums are usually
higher pitched if compared to the Western Scale. Harmonium tuning does
not reflect the Western Scale and is not meant to. Comes in its own
DISCLAIMER: Shellac is very impressionable, no pun intended. During
the long transportation from India the shellac finish becomes marred by
the packing materials. These impressions are superficial and cosmetic.
Impressions on the finish do not affect the playability or sound.
Therefore we do not consider such impressions as blemishes or defects.
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