One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A barrel-shaped double-headed drum with one head larger than the other, used in southern Indian music.
- ‘Manuel Industries produces guitars, violins, tabalas, mridangams and Congo drums and deals in keyboards and other imported musical instruments.’
- ‘The variations in the pitch were brought out well to the fast beat of the mridangam.’
- ‘A full-fledged live orchestra from the triangle area consisting of accomplished musicians on the mridangam, veena, flute, violin and vocal accompanied the dancers.’
- ‘Students of Carnatic Music pitched in to be the musical soul - singing, playing the mridangam as well as the violin.’
- ‘Mr. Gopalakrishna Iyer, who had started learning the mridangam at the age of 30, knew his own limitations as a performer.’
- ‘The mridangam was played effortlessly by A.R. Balaskandan.’
- ‘From vocal music to violin, tabla to mridangam, flute to the rarely learnt harmonium, the school is out to find music in everyone.’
- ‘I have learned tabla and mridangam from a teacher who had come down to Durban not very long ago.’
- ‘The group has an Indian member, B.C. Manjunath, who plays the mridangam.’
- ‘In order to produce the beats of the tabla, mridangam, chenda or jazz drum, he does not need these instruments, but just his bare hands.’
- ‘They will be accompanied by Kumbakonam Padmanabhan on the mridangam and K.L.N Shastry on the violin.’
- ‘There loomed a snag for the organisers and the conductors as they could not pick up a woman percussionist playing the mridangam in the Temple City.’
- ‘Many young South Indians are adept at Carnatic music and can accompany even professional musicians on the mridangam, the ghatam or the violin.’
- ‘He is in eighth standard and loves to play the mridangam and the tabla.’
- ‘What looked like a mridangam now looked like a solo drum.’
- ‘Maruthi plays the tabla and the mridangam and also plays Carnatic music on a keyboard.’
- ‘Sitar, sarod and pakhwaj are used to good effect, but use of percussion instruments like tabla and mridangam is minimal.’
- ‘The mridangam and tabla players were excellent as well and none of the musicians tried to overshadow the other.’
- ‘Master Satvik played the mridangam and Master Sarvesh the keyboards.’
- ‘Every day of the week, Sri Gopalan teaches tabla, mridangam and devotional singing.’
Late 19th century: Tamil alteration of Sanskrit mṛdaṇga.
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