Online Kirtan Course on String Instruments (Saranda/Sarangi/Taus/Dilruba)

Nad Music Institute is pleased to offer online Sabad Kirtan courses on classical Indian string instruments used during the time of Sikh Gurus -Saranda/Sarangi/Taus/Dilruba.  You will learn Sabad Kirtan in prescribed Rags of Guru Granth Sahib on the instrument of your choice. ​

The course will be led by Ustad Surjeet Singh Ji (UK). The live course will be 1:1 as per the Master-Disciple tradition (Guru-Shishya parampara). The course is structured in weekly online lesson and each lesson will cover theory as well as hands-on practice.​

Whether you are a beginner or advance learner, you will enjoy your rhythmic journey under the guidance of a world-class expert. You can register for the course here.  

For any questions, please email:  info@nadmusic.org   

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Saranda: A bowed instrument used by Guru Amardas Sahib and highly promoted by Guru Arjan Sahib. Guru Arjan Sahib encouraged the sangat to use the Saranda during kirtan. Due to its broad based vessel, the sound of Saranda is enriched with a bass tone.​

Sarangi: A bowed instrument used during the time of Guru Hargobind Sahib by the dhadhis to sing ballads​ (varans) from Guru Granth Sahib. It is currently being used by dhadhis along with a small “dhadh” to sing ballads. Now a days its used in Sabad  Kirtan as well as by dhadhis.​

Taus: The shape and design of the Taus resembles a peacock, which truly matches its Persian name. This bowed instrument looks like a peacock and has been used since the time of Guru Hargobind Sahib. Due to its large size, the sound emerging from it is strong and soothing.​

Dilruba: Dilruba is a smaller version of Taus and is the most commonly used string instrument. Due to the small sized bridge, it produces a melodious sound.​