A perspective on the Indian Harmonium
- Ramblings on Thanksgiving Day, by Kedar NaphadeNov 27, 2008
The harmonium is one of the most commonly used instruments in Indian music today. This instrument is seen in use across many different genres - and is more than likely to be found in almost any household that has an interest in Indian music! It is used to accompany classical vocal music, semi-classical forms, ghazals, bhajans, its also used by many musicians and composers as the instrument of choice for musical support while composing new tunes. Yet, in spite of the ubiquitous availability and familiarity, the instrument continues to be one of the more controversial ones in Indian music.