The Rabab and Surmandal have arrived. It has been interesting trying to practice the sitting position for the rabab and trying to balance the instrument with the right hand. I also realized that since it has no frets, that means you have to tune Saregamapa by ear or having a teacher mark them. Hopefully I can figure out how to play with some help. The left picture is from Canada day after TurbanUp on my sister's Manja. I didn't expect the Surmandal to be so large (and heavy!). It is a beautifully crafted piece.