The sarod is a stringed instrument, used mainly in Hindustani music in the Indian subcontinent.It is also one of the most popular and prominent instruments.
Sarod is the adoption of the Afghan rabab, which arrived in India during the 16th century. It is often accompanied by the tabla and tambura.
It is made of coconut shells, tun wood, drone, and ivory. Sarod is used in North Indian classical music for solo concerts.
The word sarod means ” beautiful sound “or “melody” in Persian. Strings are either made of steel or bronze. The strings are plucked with a triangular java made of a polished coconut shell, wood, cow bone, etc. The strings make the sarod a very demanding instrument to play, as strings must be pressed hard against the fingerboard.
Several artists have excelled at this instrument. The most famous persons are Amjad Ali Khan and Ali Akbar khan.