Wednesday, January 15, 2020
SARASWATI VEENA - 4
Chi. Sumithra- True tone of Veena
I found this little one's (Chi.Sumithra) impressive rendition of a Pancharatnam on Veena at such a tender age (on youtube). Purity of true, acoustic tone of her Veena were added features that caught my attention. May God bless her!
MAGNETIC PICKUP- Gives lot of gain in the amplifier. This pickup is sought after for providing artificial depth and continuity of tone, facility for gimmicks (usage of only left hand without plucking with right hand) and it picks up only strings and rejects the core of Veena which is jackfruit wood. Consequently the Veena sounds like an electric guitar or a mandolin or a sitar.
ACOUSTIC PICKUP- Picks up the wholesomeness of true tone that comes from seasoned jackfruit wood. Tone is enhanced by the combined energies of the Veena player and the jackfruit wood. For details please refer to -1) Miracles of Veena, 2) Grace of Veena, 3) Acupressure on Veena for tonal enhancement, 4) Eternal Grace, 5) Deiva Veena-Maanushi Veena, 6) Cruel act of dismantling Veena, 8) Veena/Gayathri Mantra/Upanishads,9) Veena Rahasya and 10) About the Veena in this blog.
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