In case you’re not familiar with this unique Indian string instrument, we’ve put together some helpful ideas for tambura gifts. Maybe you’ll learn a few tambura facts along the way. Choose from T-shirts, posters, coffee mugs, colorful buttons, and more unique tambura gifts.
A Lady Playing the Tanpura
Fine Art Print
Shirts are one of our favorite music lover gifts, and these are designed with players and enthusiasts in mind. Choose from dozens of styles with loads of color and size options for all age groups. Click on any shirt to see what’s available.
Mugs are a functional gift that can be used every day. These designs encircle each mug. If you click on any item, you can see the different views. There are many other sizes, styles, and colors to choose from.
Colorful buttons are inexpensive and fun for music lovers to wear and spread the word about their favorite musical instrument. These standard size square buttons measure 2 inches by 2 inches. Designs are printed on 100% recycled paper and covered with scratch and UV-resistant Mylar. Stick with these styles, or get creative and choose from a rainbow of background color choices.
What is a Tambura?
Step-by-Step Instructions for Tuning
Learn a few facts from an accomplished tamburist, including step-by-step instructions for tuning this unique Indian plucked string instrument. The resonator of this north Indian Miraj style instrument was made from a pumpkin (gourd). This style is a favorite among Hindustani musicians.
Indian music is based on certain sequences called ‘ragas.’ When I perform live, 95% of the music is improvised: it never sounds the same twice.