Music and dance are important forms of religious and emotional expression in most cultures. India has a vast range of these forms, and Karnataka is perhaps a state that remains under-explored in this area. Art history sees that there has been a long tradition of making instruments from locally available materials which lend a unique quality to the music of each region. Each of these instruments also has origin stories that are attributed to mythological beings like kinnaras and Gandharvas to name a few. Karnataka is known for its cultural diversity and is known to be the place of origin of over 250 folk art forms. This module explores some of the folk musical instruments of Karnataka.