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Indian musical instruments

Indian musical instruments can be broadly classified into three categories, namely classical, western and folk.

Classical instruments are those native to India and used in classical music.

classical instruments originate from India and are used in classical Indian music, Carnatic or Hindustani[?]:

The violin is a popular western instrument used widely in Indian classical music, specifically Carnatic music. The harmonium[?] is originally a western instrument, but is now more popular in India than in other countries.

There are numerous native musical instruments used in folk music.

(to classify: shenai, flute...)

See also Music of India.

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