PAKRASHI & Co in association with SAROSH Musical Instrument is proud to announce its 5th International harmonium repairing workshop in Toronto Canada. You are requested to register as we will take limited instruments :-
White knobs · The three knobs at the front control the air. These knobs must always be kept in open position.
Black knobs · These six knobs are used for different standing notes. They are in the order of G#, A#, C, C#, 0# and F and used as per choice.
Key Board - It consists of three octaves i.e. : lower, middle and upper octave.
Top - It protects the lever section from dust and dirt and also enhances the beauty of the instrument. Some players use it for controlling the sound.
Bellow - To pump the air inside the instrument for playing.
The notches at the two sides are used as handles for lifting up the instrument.
The collapsible locks are used for keeping the instrument in position while playing. By pushing both the locks the instrument collapses inside the box.Scale display- It displays the scale in which the key board is set.
Bellow closing device - This is meant for closing the bellow after use.
Coupling knob - This knob is normally kept in coupling position. By pulling the knob the instrument can be played in single note.
How to open Harmonium
The box has a detachable lid which can be removed by opening the lid must first be removed by opening the locks. The box must be kept in a horizontal position while opening.
By holding the two notches on either side the instrument is pulled in an upward direction and the collapsible locks are set automatically.
Please take necessary cautions before operating
How to change the scale
The changing knob should be pressed pressed downwards to the extreme and slided towards left/right from the 5th position(normal position marked "C" in the scale display to set it label) as required.
The changing knob should be position-ed correctly keeping an eye in the scale display label so that the indicator needle sets in the desired scale.
How to play
Open the bellow closing device, push and draw the bellow for air intake.
Press the keyboards for playing. N.B. Bellowing is a constant process while playing.
How to close
The bellow should be closed first.
If the coupling knob is pulled it must be pushed back.
Press the two collapsible locks and release the instrument down gradually.
Fit the lid first by fixing the clamps at the back. Then use the locking device at the front for locking.
While in transit the scale changing knob must be kept in extreme right position.
The instrument must not be exposed to direct or indirect sunlight. It is preferable to keep the instrument in a cool dry place
No chemical or pesticide(Naphthalene etc.) should be kept inside the instrument.
The two catches at the top of the lever section must always be kept tight.
Before collapsing the instrument the bellow must be closed.
The white knobs of the instrument must always be kept open .