Banjira Coupler Harmonium 11-Knob (Dark)
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This Harmonium features an ingenious device, known as a mechanical coupler, which physically connects or couples two keys. The result is that playing one key engages two reeds simultaneously that are one octave apart. The coupler may be engaged or disengaged by the user.
It employs 5 drones and 6 stops to direct the airflow over the upper or lower banks of reeds. It is constructed with a mechanical coupler, fixed keyboard, removable key cover and an integral bellows, by which dozens of sound combinations can be produced.
It has 42 keys providing just over 3.5 octaves and the multi-fold bellows can be opened for left or right handed playing. Includes an economy gig bag.
This model is tuned to A = 440 Hz (+/-3 cents).
Although it was invented in France nearly 200 years ago, the harmonium has been extremely popular and strongly embraced by India after it was brought there during the British Occupation. Though derived from the designs developed in France, the harmonium was further developed in India in unique ways, such as the addition of drone stops and a scale changing mechanism. The instrument quickly became popular being that it was portable, reliable and easy to learn. The harmonium remains popular to the present day and is an important instrument in many genres of Indian music. It is regularly used as accompaniment in devotional songs and can be commonly found in Indian homes.
Actual instrument weight is approximately 23.0 lbs.
Approximate Overall Dimensions:
Length: 23.5 Inches
Height: 9.75 Inches
Width: 11 Inches
Made in India.
SUMMING IT ALL UP:
✓ Full Size, 3.5 Octaves, 5 Drones, 42 Keys
✓ Mechanical Coupler
✓ Natural Dark Color Finish
✓ A = 440 Hz (+/- 3 cents)
✓ Removable Keyboard Cover
✓ A Must for Yoga, Meditation & Kirtan
Special Note on Finishes: The instrument's finish color and décor may vary from the photo. Some of the finishes are very impressionable, no pun intended. During the long journey from India, the finish may become marred with impressions by the packing materials. These impressions are superficial and cosmetic and do not affect the playability or sound quality, therefore we do not consider such impressions as blemishes or defects.