How to Blow a Shankh (Conch Shell): Guide
Step 1: Preparation:
- Select a good-quality conch shell that is cleaned and dried.
Step 2: Hand Position:
- Hold the shankh with your non-dominant hand. Place your index and middle fingers slightly inside the opening.
Step 3: Lip Placement:
- Gently place your lips against the opening, creating an airtight seal.
Step 4: Angle the Shankh:
- Tilt the conch shell at a slight angle, ensuring the blowing hole is not obstructed.
Step 5: Controlled Blow:
- Take a deep breath and blow with steady, controlled force. Use your diaphragm for better control.
Step 6: Adjusting Pitch:
- To adjust the pitch, tilt the shankh slightly and vary the force of your breath.
Step 7: Practice:
- Experiment with different hand positions, angles, and breath pressures for the desired sound.