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Bul Bul Tarang

The Bul Bul Tarang is a very interesting and a relatively newer instrument to the Indian music scene. I first got introduced to this by my father who gave it to me as a present when I was about 8. It was a really fun instrument to play. Some of these come with piano style keys and others come with typewriter type keys. It is not in any way a classical instrument but it is a great deal of fun when it comes to playing folk, or filmi melodies. The closest Western instrument I can have you relate to is a dulcimer but where you stop the string with your fingers on a fret in this instrument there is a mechanical contraption that does the same job. All you do is press a familiar style of keyboard or typewriter keys that, in some cases, are marked with note names to make is easier and quicker to take out the correct song notes.

What one has to know a little about is tuning some strings. For this I recommend a good electronic tuner that can also read the pitch of the note being tuned. This will make your life a bit easy.

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BANL Banjo Keyboard Bul Bul Tarang. This image is copyright 2003 Batish Institute. Unauthorized copying or displaying on another site is strictly prohibited

Type 1. (BANL) Bul Bul Tarang (Japanese Banjo / keyboard dulcimer) - Price: $72.00 S&H extra
36" long. This is not a Kentucky banjo. Case is integral to the instrument. Metal strings are plucked or strummed with picks while depressing keys to change the notes. Made in India Shipping Weight: 10.00 lbs.

BANJ Banjo Keyboard Bul Bul Tarang. This image is copyright 2003 Batish Institute. Unauthorized copying or displaying on another site is strictly prohibited

Type 2. (BANJ) Bul Bul Tarang (Japanese Banjo / keyboard dulcimer) - Price: $50.00 S&H extra
23" long. This is not a Kentucky banjo. Case is integral to the instrument. Metal strings are plucked or strummed with picks while depressing keys to change the notes. Made in India Shipping Weight: 6.00 lbs.

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