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veṇu


  • A ductless flute used in Carnatic music.

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  • Variants

    • kūḷalu
    • pillana grōvi
    • pullāṅkulal
    • pullankuzhal
    • vēṇuvu
  • Broader Terms

  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: Endless beauties from the bamboo flute of Master S. Shashank, 1994? :booklet (since the time of Mali [1926-1986]9 holed flute; [term veṇu not given])
    • found: Grove music online, April 30, 2014:under va(dot below)m(acute)sa [basurī, veṇu] (A classical Indian term, meaning ‘bamboo’, ‘flute’ in Sanskrit. It is the root of common names found in modern North Indian languages – bas, basī, basurī, basrī, baslī, basulī usually denoting a transverse flute. The Sanskrit synonym veṇu , also used since classical times, is more often adopted in South India... Over the past century or so, the transverse flute has been redeveloped as an important instrument of northern and southern classical musics. In the South this is credited to Sarabha Sastri (1872–1904). Here, the veṇu (Tamil pullāṅkulal) is a short bamboo tube, little more than a foot (about 30 cm) long, but comparatively wide. It is closed by a node at one end, and has eight finger-holes. In its range (about two-and-a-half octaves), use of ornamentation (gamaka) and repertory it follows the voice (the model for all Karnatak instruments)
    • found: Garland encyclopedia of world music, 2000:v. 5, p. 994 Glossary under vēṇu(Karnatak bamboo flute)
    • found: Wikipedia, April 30, 2014:under venu (venu (Sanskrit [romanized] veṇu); also called pullankuzhal in Tamil, kūḷalu in Kannada, pillana grōvi or vēṇuvu in Telugu)a bamboo transverse flute used in the Carnatic music. It has a blowing hole near one end, and eight closely placed finger holes)
    • found: New Grove dict. of musical instruments:v. 3, p. 719 under veṇu (see vaṃśa ) v. 3, p. 713-4 under vaṃśa A classical Indian term, meaning 'bamboo', 'flute' in Sanskrit... synonym veṇu , also used since classical times, is more often adopted in South India; veṇu is a short bamboo tube..and has eight finger-holes)
  • General Notes

    • A ductless flute used in Carnatic music.
  • Change Notes

    • 2014-05-05: new
    • 2014-12-11: revised
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