Adapting tabla technique to a Nepali hand-drum

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RobertMaya
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Re: Adapting tabla technique to a Nepali hand-drum

Postby RobertMaya » Sun Jun 19, 2016 3:10 am


profpandit
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Re: Adapting tabla technique to a Nepali hand-drum

Postby profpandit » Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:23 am

Along these lines,
I recently got a dholak
It's asymmetric, with a smaller and larger side
It also has shyahi applied on both sides
But, there are no tuning controls like in a tabla
there is only a single long cotton string
threaded through the pudis on both sides
You could pull that string to change the tension, but no fine tuning
There are no gattas like in a tabla
Since you cant tune it, ti doesn't sound that good
but it's very portable and an easy way to experiment casually

The baayan is smaller in diameter than a tabla baayan
but you could more or less play it like a tabla
though there is no gamak

It's very similar to the drum in the picture above.
I got a slightly warn piece for Rs. 400!


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