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The New & Improved Bhava Harmoniums

 

It's a great time to be in the market for a new harmonium, or an upgrade as Old Delhi Music has just overhauled it's Bhava Harmonium line!

Learn more by checking out this video clip from a recent...

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Choosing the Right Harmonium: SOUND

So many folks want to buy a harmonium, but are confused on which instrument to get. I constantly receive questions like:

  • Where can I purchase a great harmonium? 
  • How much does a good harmonium cost?
  • Which is the best...
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Choosing the Right Harmonium: SUSTAIN

 

Buying a harmonium is becoming much more common these days. At Kirtan Leader Institute we frequently receive questions like:

  • Where can I purchase a great harmonium? 
  • How much does a good harmonium cost?
  • ...
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What's Up With My Harmonium?!

chant at home harmonium May 23, 2022

As far as hand made instruments go, harmoniums are incredibly low maintenance. That said, since harmoniums are made of wood and metal they are sensitive to changes in temperature (hot and cold) and humidity (ex., humid in...

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Buy a Harmonium, Not a Headache

How to Buy a Harmonium, Not a Headache

The only thing more amazing than chanting is getting behind a harmonium for your own personal chant practice. Whether you long to chant at home, add Kirtan to yoga classes or share...

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Harmonium Taste Test

HARMONIUMS & HEADACHES

Since they were introduced in 2015, I have been enamored with the Bhava brand of harmoniums created by Old Delhi Music. Last fall I thought it might be wise to try a few others to see if they were...

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KLI Featured in Yoga Journal

Check out the May 2020 issue of Yoga Journal for a fun article titled The Harmonium for Beginners. This article chronicles KLI student Jennifer Davis Flynn’s journey through our Level 1 (Launch Your Home Chant Practice) in...

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How to Pump Your Harmonium Bellows

Folks often ask me about how to pump their bellows effectively and appropriately. Each harmonium is unique, and the key is to refrain from over, or under pumping the bellows. Hand placement and airflow management...

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Right Hand Do's and Don'ts

In November I wrote a blog post on how to pump your bellows – aka, left hand technique (assuming you’re playing right handed).

This blog post offers a few do’s and don’ts for your right hand...

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Is the Harmonium Easy to Learn?

It was her first lesson, and very first time playing the harmonium.

I instructed her to place her thumb on the middle C, and pinky on the middle G. She squeezed the bellows with her left hand. A broad smile...

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