Maintainance of Tabla

in Maintenance, Tabla

Following are some of the essential points that needs to be kept in mind for taking good care of your tabla:

  • Tabla should always be played with hands. Drum sticks should never be used.

  • A tabla must be prevented from extreme temperatures. Excessive heat may even split the heads.

  • Also a tabla should never be played in a wet weather.

  • Make sure that the black spot(syahi) at the center is dry while playing.

  • Always use a tuning hammer for tuning a tabla. Make sure that the heads of hammer are not to pointed, else the heads might get damaged.

  • To avoid the heads from the sweating hands, always use a talcum powder on hands.

  • Always keep the heads covered when not in use.

  • Clean the tabla heads whenever you notice any irt. Use a fine cloth or plastic with blunt edge.

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