is the most attractive, sophisticated, and popular instrument among all
other skin covered instruments of India. Apart from its instrumental value
for the traditional system of playing solo, the Tabla plays a very important
role in accompanying any kind of dance, vocal and instrumental music.
As the Tabla can produce a remarkable variety of sounds and also can be tuned to different pitches, it has become an easy instrument to play with any kind of music without disturbing the melody, and thus it has become very popular among musicians and music lovers.
people call the Tabla “a pair of drums” but, though they look
like drums from the shape they are not really a pair of drums only! Many
notes can be obtained through playing techniques which can not be compared
to conventional drum playing. The Tabla is not for drumming but for playing,
it is a self-supported instrument and can be played solo like any other