INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Tabla Forum: Measuring tabla

 

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Sunil
Measuring tabla Oct 09, 2003 04:46 a.m.


Hi,
Wanting to order a pairof tablas from india through a friend... How do measure correctly. i.e is it diameter of wooden circle of the tabla or the extreeme edge of the skin?
Thanks
aanaddha
Re:Measuring tabla Oct 09, 2003 07:22 a.m.


Sunil,
Both the tabla and the baya are generally measured from the outside diameter of the opening of the shell, or where the skin folds over at that point. The measurement should be made from at leasts two or more axis to insure that the shell is not out-of-round. Expect some degree of considerable variation when ordering tablas or skins, however, since these are not machine-made instruments.

Aanaddha


Sunil (Oct 09, 2003 04:46 a.m.):
Hi,
Wanting to order a pairof tablas from india through a friend... How do measure correctly. i.e is it diameter of wooden circle of the tabla or the extreeme edge of the skin?
Thanks
Sunil
Re:Measuring tabla Oct 09, 2003 03:02 p.m.


Thanks Aanaddha for your help.
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