Tag Archives: Indian music

T to Z from the A to Z of percussion

T Tabla (India) Wooden drum with straps and tuned with pegs. Tabor (Europe) Long narrow drum. Taiko (Japan) Large barrel shaped drum. Talam (India) Finger cymbals. Talking drum (Africa) Hour-glass shaped drum with rope tension, pitch is altered when ropes … Continue reading

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M, N, O, P and Q from A to Z of percussion

Quijada (South America) also charrasga or jawbone. Jawbone (horse, donkey size) that has been dried with teeth intact Continue reading

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H, I, J, K and L from A to Z of percussion

Kokoriko (Japan) Wooden slats strung together Continue reading

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E, F and G from A to Z of percussion

Gourd (Tropics) Seed pod of a plant, used as a shaker, carved as a scraper, covered with beads or used to amplify instrumental sounds. Continue reading

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D from A to Z of percussion

Damaru (Tibet) Wooden hour-glass shaped drum with clappers, originally made from a human skull. Continue reading

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B from A to Z of percussion

Bongo(s) (Cuba) Pair of small drums that play a timekeeping and improvising role in the ensemble. The smaller drum is called “macho” and the larger one “hembra”. Continue reading

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