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Tabla is regarded as the queen of drums and percussion instruments and is the most popular Indian rhythm instrument. It consists of two drums, the Bayan (big bass drum) and the Dayan.The two of them are almost always played together. Both the two drums as a pair and also the Dayan on its own – as opposed to the Bayan – are called Tabla.
Mridang is a double-headed drum being used since the ancient times.It is also known as the “King of the Percussion Instruments”. It is also believed to be the South-Indian version of the Pakhawaj.It is a divine instrument as it is said to have been played by Lord Shiva and Nandhi Devar. The two heads of Mridang differ in size with left one being the larger one.The right head is covered by a permanent application known as soru or karanai and the left one contains a temporary application made out of mixture of floor and water. Mridang we are providing here is Sheesham wood natural colored mridangam. Its heads are made from goat skin.
Dholak is a very popular folk drum of northern India, Pakistan and Bangladesh as well. It is barrel shaped, at times a cylindrical drum, with skins on both sides. Dholak has one side which has a high pitch and another side which has a lower pitch and is very popular in folk music. Images of dhol players appear to be present in the bas relief carvings on Indian temple walls from the earliest times.
Congo is a three piece percussion instrument with its origins in Africa. No live orchestra is ever complete without it, when ever you see a musical program on stage you’ll find a musician standing with an object with three upright hollow wooden cylinders joined together. Each with a different diameter, topside covered with a thin film of animal skin or some similar material, the bottom is left open. It’s just indespensible in the Indian light music scenario.
The djembe can produce a wide variety of sounds, making it a most versatile drum. The drum is very loud, allowing it to be heard clearly as a solo instrument over a large percussion ensemble..
An egg shaker is a hand percussion instrument, in the idiophone category, that makes a noise when shaken. Functionally it is similar to a maraca. Typically the outer casing or container is ovoidal or egg-shaped. It is partially full of small, loose objects, such as seeds or beads, which create the percussive sounds as they collide, both with each other and with the inside surface of the container. The egg shaker is a Latin-American instrument, cheap to buy and relatively simple to play.
The tambourine is a musical instrument in the percussion family consisting of a frame, often of wood or plastic, with pairs of small metal jingles, called “zils”. Classically the term tambourine denotes an instrument with a drumhead, though some variants may not have a head at all. Tambourines are often used with regular percussion sets. They can be mounted, but position is largely down to preference.
Maracas, sometimes called rumba shakers and various other names, are percussion musical instruments—rattles—that originated in Latin America. They are classified as idiophones. Players hold them by their handles, usually in pairs, and shake them. Traditional maracas consist of hollow balls made from dried gourd shell or coconut shell filled with seeds or dried beans and mounted on a wooden handle. Modern maraca balls are also made of leather, wood, or plastic.
Bongos are an Afro-Cuban percussion instrument consisting of a pair of small open bottomed drums of different sizes. In Spanish the larger drum is called the hembra (female) and the smaller the macho (male). They are membranophones, or instruments that create sound by a vibration of a stretched membrane.