As already introduced before, this instrument is really simple and adaptable to be played along while singing mantras. In addition is a wonderful piece which melts with the colors and the material of ANY kind of furnitures at home. I can see a tanpura in a minimalist, country, metalic, kitch, urban, countryside and seaside stylish living room. Do not let it take dust, play it everyday and your being will feel so much aware of its own spirit. Blessings!