The Sruti-box or Sruti-petti as it is known in Tamil, is a small wooden instrument that works on a system similar to the Harmonium, sans the keyboard. It provides the drone in a concert or for practice. For tuning, there are adjustable buttons. Normally a Sruti box has a range of two or two and a half tones (swaras). However with the advent of technology, the old Sruti box has been overtaken by the Electronic Sruti-box. The electronic Sruti-box has a range of nearly one and a half octaves and thus is more flexible. The market is now flooded with a variety of the electronic version.


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