Music Instrumental

The table is a percussion instrument. It consists of two single headed barrel shaped small drums of slightly different size and shapes: The one on the right called the “daya” tabla is played by the musician's right hand and the one on the left called the “baya” tabla which is a bit bigger deep kettledrum shaped is played by the left hand. Each is made of hollowed out wood or clay or brass,. The musician uses his hand's heel pressure to change the pitch and tone colour of each drum during a performance.