by David Courtney working tools

Jor or jod is an instrumental rendition of nomtom.  It is characterised by the use of a slow to medium rhythm.  There is not a fully developed cycle so it is never accompanied by tabla.  Although the nomtom has fallen out of fashion among the vocalists, it is still a ubiquitous component of instrumental concerts.  The dynamics of most stringed instruments lend themselves well to this style.


Other Instrumental Styles


Instruments That Play Jod



Selected Video

Abhik Mukherjee, Raag Yaman, jor, 2 nd part


Rudra Veena Shivmat Bhairav Jod Part -II


Surbahar Part 2


Jugalbandi Part-2: Ustad Shahid Parvez and Gopal Kumar


Sanjeeb Sircar - Sitar: Raag Yaman, Jor and Jhala



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