How to play
The bhangra dhol is played with two sticks. The thinner, straight stick plays the higher pitched end of the drum and is known as a ‘tihli’. The thicker, bent stick plays the bass end of the drum and is known as a ‘dagga’.
As one of the drum's heads is larger than the other, the two produce slightly different but complimentary tones when struck. Timbre is also varied by using these different beaters, as the ‘dagga’ is significantly heavier.