May 1, 2014

The South Indian violin is almost identical to the Western violin, but differs from it in tuning and playing position. It is traditionally played, sitting cross-legged, with the scroll placed on the artist’s right ankle, the back of the violin resting on the artist’s left shoulder (collar bone, or chest), thus giving the performer an unencumbered left hand with which to play Indian Musical Ornamentations such as the Gamaka.