INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Tabla Forum: egyptian tabla


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egyptian tabla Mar 23, 2002 04:51 a.m.

egyptian tabla is a single headed drum also called darabuka an arabic instument,shaped like a goblet glass..i believe this drum was sawn in half and became indian tabla,place your bayan on top of dayan..strange how it looks like a goblet drum,same sizes materials,every single thing..except the indian heads..perhaps someone took skins from a phakawaj and put them on a sawed in half arabic drum..hence the name theory....but where can get a skin for e.t.?...yanki gaziantep turkey???on old one ..any info?
Re:egyptian tabla Mar 23, 2002 01:57 p.m.

Search for goblet drumming webistes, many percussion sites have them and offer skins for the heads. That is if your willing to order over the internet.

Thats an interesting thing you said about stacking the tablas and making the same shape as goblet drums. Never though of that. But I've heard the tablas concept came from cutting Pakawaj in half.

Re:egyptian tabla Mar 23, 2002 06:55 p.m.

I agree with the monk, in fact I have heard that the one who cutted the pakhawaj creating the tabla were the great Amir Khusro.
Re:egyptian tabla Mar 26, 2002 08:03 p.m.

A Cool Article

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