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Introducing our range of Indian percussion

We supply a range of Indian percussion that is perfect for use in ensembles, as well as in the classroom. If you’re a teacher looking to add to your music department and provide a way for your students to partake in rhythmic activities as well as learn more about world music, our selection of Indian percussion is a truly ideal way to engage your music classes. With instruments from JAS Musicals, Meinl, Percussion Plus and Percussion Workshop. ...Read more

Introducing our range of Indian percussion

We supply a range of Indian percussion that is perfect for use in ensembles, as well as in the classroom. If you’re a teacher looking to add to your music department and provide a way for your students to partake in rhythmic activities as well as learn more about world music, our selection of Indian percussion is a truly ideal way to engage your music classes. With instruments from JAS Musicals, Meinl, Percussion Plus and Percussion Workshop.

Dholaks

A dholak is a two-headed drum that is widely used in qawwali, kirtan, lawani, and bhangra. It’s a folk instrument with two different sized drumheads, and it can be played while standing, on the player’s lap or pressed down with one knee as you sit on the floor. Some of the dholak’s we supply at Chamberlain Music includes the Percussion Plus Honestly Made Indian junior dholak with a brightly coloured design and easy rope tension tuning, and the Percussion Plus dholak which features a handle for easy transport and an intricate engraved pattern.

Indian bells

Traditionally known as manjeera, taal, jalra, karatala, kartal or gini, Indian bells are small hand cymbals that create a bright, percussive sound, and they are used in a multitude of traditional customs.

Examples of Indian bells we have available are the Percussion Plus Honestly Made Indian bells – pair with a rich, long-lasting tone, and the Percussion Plus Indian bells pair that have chords for ease of playing.

Bhangra dhols

These barrel-shaped drums originate from Punjab, and are used to create a loud, strong bass sound in traditional music and ceremonies.

Some bhangra dhols we supply include the Percussion Plus Honestly Made bhangra dhol, which has natural drum skins and a metal ring tuning system, the JAS Musicals traditional full size wooden bhangra dhol which features a ribbed interior to make it lightweight and produce great sound, and the JAS Musicals Junior 12” bhangra dhol including a belt, beaters and a carry case.

Education and classroom packs

Our Indian Percussion Packs are perfect additions to any music department, as they are ideal for classroom activities as well as learning about world music.

Some examples of the packs we have available are the Percussion Workshop Indian percussion pack which is ideal for classroom use for up to 6 players, and the Percussion Plus world rhythm pack which includes a multitude of rhythmic instruments around the world, including

Tabla

A pair of twin drums that have been a key instrument in classical Hindu music for centuries. It can be played as a solo instrument, accompaniment or part of a large ensemble and it features a complex playing technique that uses fingers and palms to create a rich variety of rhythms.

Examples of tabla we supply include the JAS Musicals student tabla set which comes with seating rings, head covers and bags, and the Percussion Plus tabla drum pair with bag which is crafted with goatskin heads stretched with thong tensioning.

Darbuka

Also known as a goblet drum, the darbuka is a drum with a single head, and it is traditionally used not only in India but West Asia, North Africa and Eastern Europe. It creates three main sounds: the first is a deep bass sound (“dom”), the second a high-pitched sound (“tak”), and the third is a more muted sound (“pa”).

Some darbuka’s that are available in our Indian percussion range are the Meinl aluminium darbuka which features a synthetic head and tunable skins, and the Meinl aluminium darbuka with jingles which has hand-hammered shells and a tuning key.

More instruments

More instruments we have in our Indian percussion range include khartals, which are wooden clappers that produce a bright “clink” when the disks are clapped together.
We also have the damru, which is a small, two-headed drum that is very common throughout India, and it’s often used by street vendors to attract customers to stalls.

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