I play my Tau -- "poem" and "play" of sorts
My instrument for the day will be, ...
It will be the Taus, my instrument
I can't play it, never even saw
But Google knows, knows full well what be
So from Google's mouth I can play
I play my YouTube loud as I can
Played for Mrs. Jim, my Taus YouTube
Right on she said, Indian music
So I'll play for you, my Taus YouTube
See what you think. Indian music?
If you think it looks like a peacock
Well the experts think so too, they do
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Photo and Poem Copyright 2016, @ Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
Taus, top photo is a "print screen" copy from Margaret's post,
I'm linked above with Margaret in the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Artistic Interpretations with Margaret - The Met's Musical Instruments Exhibit
Margaret had recently visited the Metropolitan Museum in NYC. There she visited the Musical Instruments Exhibit and has on her post quite a few of the musical instrument she saw there. I picked her Taus, a main instrument played to get the correct sound of Indian music.
The two YouTube presentations below will make you think you have your radio tuned to a station located in India. Please have a listen. The Taus comes in at 1:52 on the second video if you want to hear and see it played with a bow. The first also sound Indian but the strings are plucked rather than played with the bow.
Well, I had the 'plucked' one on my iPad but can't find it here. "trust me."