08. June 2010 · Comments Off on No Cartage With This Instrument · Categories: News

Striking a different note in the world of music, a Keralite has entered Limca Book of National Records for developing the smallest musical instrument, through which he could produce scores played on saxophone or the ‘nadaswaram’ (double reed wind instrument).

The Limca certificate which G Jayaprakash, designer of the instrument, received last week, said “he has developed the smallest musical instrument called ‘Sushiri’….and developed the art of playing it and has given public performances.”With 4.5 cm length, 1.5 cm width and 1 mm thickness, “Sushiri” resembles the shape of a miniature mouth-organ.

Capable of playing all seven musical notes with it, the gadget produces music similar that of instruments like saxophone, clarinet, shehnai and nadaswaram, Jayaprakash told PTI.
“It is the outcome of my 15-years of rigorous research. Actually I did not mean to develop such a small instrument. My aim was just to mould a different one. But, in course of time,I realized that the clarity of music would increase with the decrease of size and weight,” he said.


Sadly, I didn’t see any picture accompanying the article.

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