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 standard C chromatic scale in 440 or 432, or the lower G chromatic scale in 440 (only).
Each one is handcrafted and fine-tuned by the Monoj Bros team in Kolkata, India! They are highly 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"