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Morchang

The Morchang is the name of the Indian variety of the ancient and beautiful instrument known around the globe as the Mouth Harp.  There are at least 50 different varieties of Mouth harp found worldwide, each with their own tone and timbre but there is a Universal sound of Mouth harp that is distinguishable by its other-worldliness.  Here are some examples of different styles and sounds of Indian Morchang.

Chidanand Ananda

Chidananda is a talented young Morchang player from Bangalore, India.  He started playing 6 years ago and his Morchang Gurus (teachers) are Vidwan G.Guruprasanna a verstile Khanjira(frame drum) Artist and Vidwan Anoor R.Ananthakrishna Sharma, (renowned Mridangam Artist).  Here is a video of his playing and an article he for wrote us about Morchang and his perspectives on the instrument:-

Morching is a South Indian classical music instrument which is world renowned as Jews Harp (Mouth Harp) and called by different names at different places all over the world.

In India its called as Morching,morchang,morsing etc…

Its an ancient and tiny Instrument which is played with read more »