The Harmonium is an instrument that is indispensable in India and that is used in the religious field, in classical music, in folklore and for playing within the family. It owes its popularity mainly to its easy handling. The Harmonium can be compared in its functioning to the accordeon. Air is pumped into an enclosed space by means of bellows. With a keyboard it is possible to open specially defined holes, through which the pumped air is then pressed. The reeds attached to the openings (double, triple or quadruple reeds) are set vibrating and so produce the desired note.
TARANG has reduced the big range of Harmoniums from many different manufacturers as the quality of the product line "PALOMA" is so convincing that we decided to mainly go with that models. An exeption is the standmodel of Manoj Kumar Sardar which has an octave coupler.
FOLDABLE HARMONIUMS AND STAND MODELS
Many years we offered mainly the folgable harmoniums of different makers as the fact that many clients want to carry their instrument or travel with it made it obvious for us to concentrate on this models. But as this harmoniums are higher in weight and in price and because due to the more of machanical parts more problems can arise we now changed our mind and offer mainly stand models which causes less problems and which are also very good for transportation in connection with the new flexible carry bag from Paloma. As the weight of the harmonium is also less then that of the foldable ones we think that is a good decition to go on. The only foldable Harmonium we have is the scale changer from Paloma. With that instrument we had continnous good experience and we are able to recommend it highly.
Standard model we have from Paloma. This is an excellent instrument in good workmanship and good sound quality.
Compared to the standard model this instrument has higher-value features. Compared to the standard model of the same manufacturer this instrument has substantially better mechanics and quality of workmanship.
COMPACT TRAVEL HARMONIUM
This instrument is very well suited for mobile use. The travel model is supplied with a protective flexible carry case to protect it when transported and against dust and scratches. It has much less weight and is smaller then the other instruments, yet it is a high quality Harmonium with full sound range. .
HARMONIUM WITH COUPLER
As there is no Paloma harmonium with coupler available, only the more expensive scale changer we offer an instrument from Momoj Kumar Sardar. The possibility of using the coupler enables the player to activate the next lower octave at the same time which results in having up to six reeds resounding simultaneously. So the coupler makes it possible to produce, together with the double or triple reeds, a particularly powerful, voluminous sound.
The scale-changer model is foldable and its special features are a particularly careful workmanship and a harmonious and full sound pattern. The keyboard has 42 keys and so supplies you with a tonal range of 3 1/2 octaves. 5 adjustable drones are possible. Triple or double reeds make sure that every note is provided with three/two reeds (for high, middle and low octave respectively). Three registers with different settings make various timbres possible by blowing the reeds either separately or in any number of combinations. The possibility of using the coupler, which is also available, enables the player to activate the next lower octave at the same time which results in having up to six or eight reeds resounding simultaneously. So the coupler makes it possible to produce, together with the triple reeds, a particularly powerful, voluminous sound.