Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Pair of drums

A pair of drums. It consists of a small right hand drum called dayan (literally means right) and a larger metal one called bayan (literally means left).
Undoubtedly the most striking characteristic of the tabla is the large black spot (called siyahi) on each of the playing surfaces. The siyahi (Siyah literally means black) is mixture of gum,syahi powder..... Its function is to create the tone timbre that is the characteristic of the instrument.Apart from a pecussion Instrument, its Barriers widened allover the world of jazz,morethan that! The invention of tabla and many other instruments is attributed to Amir Khusru.There is a tendency to attribute the development of almost everything to him. Anyway it is unfortunate that the history of the beginning of tabla is still in dispute.Let it be like That!

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