Indian Morsings

In India, the jews harp is a traditional musical instrument known for more than fifteen hundred years and is now mainly distributed under two names: Morsing - in the southern part, where it is used in carnatic music, percussion ensembles and for teaching music; Morchang - in Rajasthan, used in folk music ("lok geet"). In the 20th century it began to appear frequently in cinema and popular music. The playing style is percussive, traditionally along with the Indian drums, tread and mridanga, and the jewsharper uses the syllable system Konnakol, silently speaking the elements played by the drummer.

In addition to metal jews harps, bamboo / wooden lamellar - gogon, have long existed in India, common in Assam.

Professionally made jews harps in India are made now, literally, by a few people and family workshops. Moreover, "professional" - the epithet is not qualitative, but quantitative. Local craftsmen demonstrate loyalty to the same traditions, offering a variety of different forms of the instrument frame, without paying special attention to the accuracy of both appearance and sound. This is a true authentic manual work with a huge variation of all parameters.

"Dhoniya" Morchang (Indian Morsings) "Ser" Morchang (Indian Morsings) "Hrishikesh" Morchang (Indian Morsings)
"Khoh" Morchang (Indian Morsings) "Babai" Morchang (Indian Morsings) "Bairath" Morchang (Indian Morsings) "Marwar" Morchang (Indian Morsings)
"Rajasthan" Morchang (Indian Morsings)
Warning! Overwhelming majority of jaw harps presented are single pieces or made by hand, in very small quantities, instruments. There is no jaw harp factories exists; every one is unique in details, in different degree.
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