INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Tabla Forum: Naqqara Technique?

 

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Poetdoc
Naqqara Technique? May 06, 2002 11:51 a.m.


First of all, I'm new on the board after lurking a while...interesting discussions!

I picked up a Naqqara a while back, and I have been trying to no avail to find some documentation on traditional techniques. Some say hands, some sticks, but nothing gets into the specifics (rhythms, hand techniques, etc.). Can anyone point me to some info on this forerunner to the tabla?

Shawn
Re:Naqqara Technique? May 06, 2002 05:02 p.m.


I always thought these were played with sticks, but you can probably apply some basic tabla finger techniques to them as well.

Unfortunately, I haven't come across any info... You might want to check alternative spellings in your searches.

Shawn

Arsala
Re:Naqqara Technique? May 07, 2002 10:29 p.m.


Naghara is not playd.
from what i know about it, is that Naghara was used in old Afghanistan as a tool of communication between villages(more like an emergency ciren).
it has a very thick puri( may be buffalo skin) and very loud, when struck with a stick.
Shawn
Re:Naqqara Technique? May 09, 2002 12:24 p.m.



Arsala (May 07, 2002 10:29 p.m.):
Naghara is not playd.
from what i know about it, is that Naghara was used in old Afghanistan as a tool of communication between villages(more like an emergency ciren).
it has a very thick puri( may be buffalo skin) and very loud, when struck with a stick.

Not played? It's often used to accompany shehnai. You often hear it with Ustad Bismillah Khan, in addition to tabla.

But perhaps some sort of spelling variation is confusing us here. On chandrakantha.com, it's called NAGADA. Click here for a picture and the infos:

https://chandrakantha.com/articles/indian_music/nagada.html

Take care,

Shawn

Pedro
Re:Naqqara Technique? May 09, 2002 07:33 p.m.


I think Shawn is talking about Khurdak (wich is the percussion instrument that use to play with shehnai and appears in most of the recordings of Ustad Bismillah Khan)

Khurdak is played with the right hand (fingers) while the left hand plays a Bayan.

arsala
Re:Naqqara Technique? May 10, 2002 02:22 p.m.


the drum i saw,. was one piece and it lookd like a bayan, made out of clay. the only diffrence was the skin . very thick,(cow,or water buffalo)
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