reeds are bound together with a gap between them before inserting into the body of the instrument.
The body of the tube is conical in shape narrow at the blowing end and opening out gradually with a metallic bell at the farther end to enhance the volume of the sound.
A set of spare reeds, an ivory or silver needle for adjusting and cleaning the reeds are also hung from the mouth piece of the instrument.
(3) AVANADDHA VADYA - PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS
sound is produced by striking the animal skin which has been stretched across an earthern or metal pot or a wooden barrel or frame.
The earliest references to such instruments have been found in the Vedas where there is mention of Bhumi Dundhubhi; this was a hollow pit dug in the ground and covered with the hide of a buffalo or ox which was stretched across the pit.
The tail of the animal was used for striking the animal hide and thus sound was produced.