The Tabla has its traces found at the time of the Vedic age. In the Bhaja Caves of Maharashtra, India which was built in the 200 BC, you can see the portrayals of men and women playing the Tabla. Thus it is very much obvious that the Tabla is deeply associated with the great Indian Culture. If we talk about the invention of Tabla then it is surrounded by lots of disagreements however it is said to be inspired by the other musical instruments Mridang, Nagara and Dholak.
With the increasing popularity of Indian music, Tabla has also gained worldwide recognition. The music artist who perform tabla playing in their stage shows have also played important role in making Tabla popular. Now the music lovers all around the world are taking interest in listening tabla performance or learning to play the Tabla. If you are a resident of UK, you may also search Tabla shop UK around the internet.
In a normal Table, there are two parts, both drum. The bigger drum is called Bayan or Dagga. It is responsible for the bass effect. The smaller one is called Dayan. A single Dayan can be also be called Tabla. It is played with the index, third and fourth finger of the dominant hand while the Bayan is played is played with the first and middle finger of the other hand. In order to vary the pitch, the pressure is exerted by the heel of the nation-dominant hand on the Bayan. To make the movement of fingers smoother, some powder is sprinkled on the drumheads by the Tabla player. If you closely look at the set of a Tabla, there is a ring-like structure at the bottom of both the drums which is called Bira.
The bottoms of these drums are closed while the top is covered with goat skin or artificial synthetic material. This skin is needed to be changed from time to time depending upon the fact how often the instrument is taken in use. The center of the Tabla has a big black dot which is called Syahi (GAB). It looks so ordinary but it creates wonders in the Tabla music. It makes possible the variance in sound and modulation. This GAB is made from rice flour and iron filling paste. The application of Syahi is a very tricky part as the consistency and the strength of the paste should be correct thus it need skilled hands to apply Syahi of the Tabla.
The body of the Tabla is made up of wood got from Sheesham, Oak and Babla trees. The density and state of the wood are given high importance because the quality of the wood also plays an important role in the quality of sound produced from Tabla.
For the purpose of tuning while playing the music, there are tuning wedges which are held by the side of leather straps. By tightening of losing these wedges, you can make the pitch of the sound higher or lower.
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