S Indian Music Forum Archives: Tabla Forum: tuning the bayan

INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Tabla Forum: tuning the bayan


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tuning the bayan Mar 27, 2003 10:17 p.m.

Do people generally tune the bayan, for instance to get equal tones at the chat on opposite sides of the syahi? My bayan makes a kind of annoying buzz/off-key sound that _seems_ to improve when I do this. Just wondering if it is common practice.
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Re:tuning the bayan Mar 28, 2003 09:27 a.m.


Yes, ideally the baya should be in tune all the way around. Also, I like to tune mine to Sa or Pa. This especially makes a big difference when you're playing vilambit. The baya essentially becomes a drone, and it sounds much better when it's set to a pitch that makes sense within the music.

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