The Ektara is simple and fun to play. One string can be made to give a range of tones by applying pressure at various points along the neck. Gopiyantro, often called ektara, means one string and that is the most popular instrument for a Baul singer. Baul is one of the few widely known and appreciated types of folk music in Bengal. Baul is not only a kind of music, it is basically a Bengali religious sect. Watch this video to see how to play the ektara and dotara, along with tuning tips..