January 15th, 2018

Melodic Snippets from recordings of me playing the Swar SanGam. This wonderful instrument is a combination of the Swarmandal and the Tanpura. 15 harp strings and 4 Drone/Bass strings.
In these recordings I am only using the Swarmandal (Harp) part.
It is tuned to C sharp, but I have dropped the fourth note (F sharp) out of the scale.

There are four packs with lots of recordings in them; strums, plucks, short improvisations.
"Short melodic statements" are 1-2 bars. "Riffs" are 2-4 bars. "Melodies" are about 30 seconds and "Runs and Flutters" is experimenting with running up and down the strings. There is recording of tuning up the Swarmandal in the melodies pack.

The snippets were taken from recordings done on three different days so you may notice a slight difference in volume and background noise. A couple of the recordings have some ambient noise (bird tweets, wind chimes,)
Some of the melodies are based around a similar theme but have enough variation to be interesting/useful.

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