One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A pair of small hand drums attached together, used in Indian music; one is slightly larger than the other and is played using pressure from the heel of the hand to vary the pitch.
- ‘They are at home with all kinds of instruments - keyboard, guitar, flute, tabla, drums.’
- ‘His production incorporates a refreshing use of musicality and a wide array of East Indian arrangements, tablas and percussion.’
- ‘He is great with musical instruments too, adept at playing the synth and the tabla.’
- ‘At this time she also took lessons for the traditional Indian instruments, tablas and harmonium.’
- ‘Thus, when you mix the hypnotic qualities of dance music with the mystical range of Indian tablas, you open up the doors for interesting experimentation.’
- ‘Then the music began with family members taking turns to accompany the musicians with tablas and cymbals.’
- ‘Their voices are modulated and trailed by a mournful accordion and occasional tablas.’
- ‘Centering much of their music around tabla and sitar, these guys are obsessed with everything trippy.’
- ‘While he hums a song with his nose, he produces the sound of musical instruments like tabla, tango and drum through his mouth.’
- ‘An intriguing midway bridge of tabla and shimmering guitars is the song's highlight.’
- ‘The tabla rests on the pillow, and is drummed with the fingers and palms.’
- ‘Musically there's a lot to digest here: African flutes, Spanish guitars and the shimmer of tablas and Balkan violins.’
- ‘By then I had been studying vocal music and the tabla for 8-9 years.’
- ‘The most common instruments are the harmonium, the tabla, and the sitar.’
- ‘Even now his concerts are done only with a tabla and a harmonium.’
From Persian and Urdu tablah, Hindi tablā, from Arabic ṭabl ‘drum’.
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