Dhol accessories

in Accessories, Bhangra Dhol

The accessories provided with a dhol instrument are:

Spanner : Commonly referred to as a Wrench, it is a hand tool which is used for providing grip and mechanical support for applying torque to turn rotary objects such as nuts and bolts. There are many different kinds of Spanners available in the market and each of them serves a different purpose.

Spanner used for bolt-tuned musical instruments such as Dhol and Dholak are open-ended at both the ends and both the ends have unequal diameters. Ends are aligned at some angle(around 15 degrees) to the longitude of the wrench. Alignment of ends helps in greater range of movement in surrounded spaces.

2. Nylon Strap: It is strap made of nylon and is used for holding dhols around the neck/shoulder while playing the same. It is made of a tough material so that it does not break while playing.

3.Playing sticks: Dhol is played with the help of two sticks known as Dagga and Tilli. Tilli is thinner and flexible and is usually around 6 mm in width. It is used for producing higher note and a shriller sound. Dagga is a much thicker in width (usually around 10 mm in diameter) and is bent at one end in the form of a quarter-circular arc. This end is used for striking the instrument and helps in producing a bass sound.

4.Decorative Phumans: These are the decorative materials used for a dhol to make it look attractive. These are usually made of wool and are available in many colours. Follwing figure shows a dhol along with phumans:

Some other accessories provided while buying a dhol are: a Carrying bag and extra skin.

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