A Scientific Analysis of The Stringed Instrument: Rabab

Document Type : Primary Research paper


Assistant Professor in Music Instrumental, Dashmesh Girls College, Badal Shri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab


As Civilizations flourished, musical instruments came into existence with it. And as time passed, the inventions and alterations of these instruments increased in number and peaked during mediaeval period. At that time, instruments suitable for accompaniment were being forged. The ancient instruments were being developed along with their playing techniques and structures. One of these instruments is Rabab which is modified form of Veena. The credit of making this instrument suitable for accompanying vocals goes to Shri Guru Nanak Dev. He needed an instrument capable of portraying the central concept of Baani.