Acoustics of Indian instrument

This work was done under the guidance of Dr. Ronojoy Adhikari at Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc).

The Sarode is a multi-stringed musical instrument used widely in the classical music of northern parts of India. It is a lute like instrument with a unique goat skin membrane over which the bridge is connected.



We performed a mathematical modeling of the physical instrument to characterize its sound. We computed the eigenvalues and eigenfunctions of the sarode membrane, the main radiating element of the instrument.


More information can be found here:

SMAC2013 paper

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