The Shruti Box is a hand-pumped reed instrument used to provide droning chords and notes. It is a wonderful sound to accompany the voice, flute, or other melodic instrument. The fixed, droning nature of the Shruti Box is perfect for tuning the voice or for exploring the notes in a given key scale.
Shruti boxes are available in the 'female' C chromatic scale, or the lower 'male' G chromatic scale, and standard tuning is 440 hz but 432 hz shruti boxes can be special ordered!
Each one is handcrafted and fine-tuned by Monoj Bros, experienced and well-trusted traditional Indian instrument makers. The exterior is made of wood, with cloth bellows and reeds allowing the sound to be pumped through the chambers of the box. It is similar to the harmonium in its overall sound and uses, but much simpler to operate and less moving parts to maintain. Not to mention, it's a lot smaller to carry around....a super portable Harmonium style instrument for any setting!
Each Shruti Boxes comes with a well padded protective carrying case.
Shruti Box Measurements:
Depth (Closed): 3.25"
Depth (Open): 14"