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 Dholaks - one of the most widely utilised drums in the folk music of India
Dholaks are one of the most widely utilised drums in the folk music of India.
Dholaks are a double-headed drum with the bass head on one side and the treble head on the other.
Dholaks have small circular metal rings, and loop or wooden pieces are passed through the braces which can be pulled on either side.
www.musicoutfitters.com /ethnic/dholak.htm   (509 words)

  
 Dholak -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Dholak (sometimes dholaki) is a classical North Indian hand (A musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretch across each end) drum.
The dholak is the main accompaniment instrument of the (Click link for more info and facts about Qawwali) Qawwali.
The Dholak is often used in (Click link for more info and facts about Filmi) Filmi Sangeet or Indian film music.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/d/dh/dholak.htm   (119 words)

  
 Drum Journey - Pete Lockett Article - Drums of North India
The dholak is a lot shorter and stubbier than the phakawaj, although the general prinicple is the same.
The nall is of similar proportions to the dholak.
The treble head is of similar construction to that of the dholak, apart from the inclusion of a permanent thin paste spot.
www.drumjourney.com /articles/plockett1.htm   (1641 words)

  
 Dholak, Dholki, Naal article by Ashiwn Batish for RagaNet Issue 7
The dholak is one of the most widely utilized drums in the folk music of India.
The dholak is basically a double headed drum with the bass head on one side and the treble head on the other.
This is because in the Chord tension dholak, the same chord does the job of tuning both the drum heads.
www.raganet.com /RagaNet/Issues/7/dholak.html   (1062 words)

  
 Punjabi Music: Punjabi songs of Gurdas Mann
The dholak is very popular with the Punjabis and is used on all occasions of social and festive significance.
Innumerable memories are associated with its sound because all gaiety and celebrations of the family include the dholak as the basic and essential instrument.
Sometimes if a dholak is not available, people improvise one, out of an earthen pitcher which they put upside down and strike with a stone to keep the beat.
www.apnaorg.com /music/gurmeet   (2611 words)

  
 Dholak - North Indian Hand Drum
Dholak is a very popular folk drum of northern India.
The left hand is also a single membrane with a special application on the inner surface.
Sometimes they are laced with rope, in which case, a series of metal rings are pulled to tighten the instrument.
chandrakantha.com /articles/indian_music/dholak.html   (227 words)

  
 :: SHADAJ_New ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It is said that this instrument used to occupy a position of considerable prestige.Today it is merely relegated to filmi and folk music.The Dholak is a small barrel-shaped drum, used mostly for folk music.
The left side resembles the bayan (large metal drum of the tabla) except that it uses dholak masala (oil based application) on the inner surface instead of a syahi (permanent fl spot).
It has been absorbed into the Hindi film industry and today the nal is very popular for filmi music.
www.shadaj.com /dholak.htm   (246 words)

  
 About Kutch
But the frame of the Dhol is generally much bigger than that of the Dholak, both in depth and diameter.
The Dholak is played by hand whereas the Dhol is mainly played by drum-sticks.
The Dholak is confined to homes and small community get-together, while the Dhol is an out door instrument of the fields and open spaces.
www.panjokutch.com /geography/DHOL.htm   (125 words)

  
 Musical Instruments of Haryana - Culture - Songs - Been - Dhol - Sitar - Tabla - India
DHOLAK: The Dholak is a small percussive instrument often used by women and professional musicians.
The main body of the Dholak is a shell made of wood and the heads are mounted with skin.
A rope are thread is passed around the shell and over the braces to adjust the pitch of sound produced by striking the faces of the skin with hands to produce beats.
www.haryana-online.com /Culture/musical_instruments.htm   (649 words)

  
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The two-sided dholak is played at punjabi weddings and other occasions, but usually in a much simpler manner than professional dholak.
When dholak is played by a single person, usually the person wears a ring on one finger and uses it to play some beats on the wood of the dholak.
By mapping the words to the dholak hands, you can play many other beats like Khemta or Teen Taal, etc. The trick however with both dhol and dholak is learning how to make the beats sound right and that is hard to do from a book or webpage.
web.mit.edu /bhangra/www/dhol.html   (1975 words)

  
 Let's talk about The Dholak!"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Our sons in Trinidad have improvised in the re-manufacturing the Dholak by enlarging it, and the mixing of their own ingredients (massalaa) for a sound and defined base, on the shorter side (boom sound) and the making of a longer side for the "taal" (high pitch sound).
A Dholak is made from the trunk of a tree.
he Dholak is very much present today in the music industry in the classical and chutney singing arena, chowtal groups, bhajan groups, orchestras and also at the homes having a good time especially the ladies at a "Maticoor or Barahi", (wedding / birth).
www.ajeetpraimsingh.com /dholak.htm   (272 words)

  
 What is Chutney Music?
Chutney is an up-tempo, rhythmic song, accompanied by the dholak, the harmonium and the dhantal.
Constance (1991) claims chutney as the former domain of women, since the instruments used in chutney, such as the dholak, were some of the few acceptable for performance by female musicians.
Originally the instruments used to accompany chutney songs were minimal; the harmonium for melody, the dholak (drum) and the dhantal (along metal rod struck with a small u shaped piece of metal bent at both ends) for rhythm.
aingram.web.wesleyan.edu /chutney.html   (2165 words)

  
 Sudeep Audio : Folk Instruments of India with audio samples
This is in stark contrast to the abundance of forms that are found carved on temple walls.
They are laced with rope, in which case, a series of metal rings are pulled to tighten the instrument.
Dholki, also called nal, is an drum with a barrel shaped shell.
www.sudeepaudio.com /folk/folkinst.htm   (2337 words)

  
 Engraved Dholak (Naal) by LP / World Beat and related   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Dholak is a member of LP's World Beat brand, which is a collection of hard to find drums and percussion instruments from around the world, for both the professional musician and the music enthusiast.
It is the main accompaniment instrument of the Qawwali, an Indian Sufi Muslim musical concept based on the classical structure of tala and raga.
Although LP does sell this drum as a Dholak, I'm inclined to think this is actually a Naal.
www.musiccityspecialts.com /Engraved-Dholak--Naal--by-LP---World-Beat,i7337620066,c47087.html   (483 words)

  
 The Electronic Dholak Controller
The smaller side has a simple, single layer membrane, where as the larger side has dholak masala (a composition of tar, clay and sand) attached to the inside of the single layer membrane, to lower the pitch and produce a well defined tone.
The traditional dholak are laced with rope, so tuning is controlled by adjusted by a series of metal rings contolling tightness of the rope.
There are a few different positions to play the dholak, but the most popular is squatting with the drum in front, the bass head on the left, and the treble head on the right.
www.cs.princeton.edu /sound/research/controllers/edholak   (962 words)

  
 ValueIndia - Musical Instruments( 1 to 14 of 14 )   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dholak - Medium - Medium dholak with good skins and a single cord for tuning both heads.
Dholak - Mini - This mini dholak is made for kids.
Fiber-Sparkle Dholak - This large dholak has a smooth, sturdy fiberglass shell in a groovy blue or green or brown sparkle finish (color may vary depending on stock).
www.valueindia.com /drill.asp?categoryID=232   (501 words)

  
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(dholak / birds / crwth / flutes / rain / spoken word)
(dholak / crwth / bells / rattles / khun / whistle flutes / goat / rain)
(alto clarinet / khun / dholak / angklung / kalimba /
www.sedayne.co.uk /vas.html   (744 words)

  
 What about dholak?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
is a mixture of tar, clay and sand (dholak masala).
Here you will find Sitar lessons, tabla lessons, tanpura, dholak and harmonium lessons, and lots of articles on theory of Indian music, information on musical instruments of India and.
The dholak is the main drum for the accompaniment of the Qawwali.
dholak.buyitfast.net   (279 words)

  
 Bhangra - indian drums and percussion instruments
The Design of the Bhangra Dhol and the shape of its head is similar to the Dholak.
But while the length of the body is nearly the same the diameter of 40 cm is much bigger.
Therefore the bass of the Bhangra Dholak is very impressive and powerfull.
www.world-of-tabla.com /percussion/bhangra.php   (105 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Dholak
Updated 163 days 7 hours 48 minutes ago.
Qawwali (), also spelt qawaali or quwalli, is a Sufi devotional musical genre.
Filmi is Indian popular music as written and performed for Indian cinema.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Dholak   (171 words)

  
 Dholak, flute on verge of extinction
Dholak and flute, two of the indigenous musical instruments played at Bhojpur, a remote hilly district in the eastern region, is on the verge of extinction.
Because of the violence and murder taking place in the present complex situation of the country, the youth not taking up the occupation practised by the forefathers, and attraction towards modern musical instruments, those two stated instruments have been endangered, says Sharada Lama of Dalgaon village of the district.
Sharada, 20, a student of a local college, plays the flute and dholak well.
www.kantipuronline.com /kolnews.php?&nid=5891   (290 words)

  
 Dholak, Dholak for sale, manufacturer of Dholak, Students Dholak for beginners and ametures, indian Dholak exporter, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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 Musical Instruments Manufacturers, Suppliers & Exporters, Indian Musical Instruments, Music Instrument Catalog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Exporters of tabla, harmonium, beritone, flag trumpet, claironet, saxophone, bongos, kabbas, congo, side drums, hand damroos, majira, dholak, pakhawaj, nal, ghungroos, bhangra dhol, tabla dagga, mridang, sitars, tanpuras, veena, sarod, gopi chand, ektara.
Exporting and manufacturing musical parts of violin family (violin, viola, chello & bass) such as violin fingerboard, violin tailpiece, violin saddle, violin end pins, violin pegs, violin chinrest, violin nut and violin case.
Exporters of tabla, dholak, violin, flute and harmonium.
catalogs.indiamart.com /category/musical-instruments.html   (877 words)

  
 Dholak   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Un dholak puede tener templar tradicional del cordón o del tensor.
Esta capa es una mezcla del alquitrán, de la arcilla y de la arena (masala del dholak) que baja la echada y proporciona un tono bien definido.
El dholak es el instrumento principal del acompañamiento del Qawwali.
www.yotor.net /wiki/es/dh/Dholak.htm   (125 words)

  
 Indian Dholaks Drums - deluxe ethnic dholaks, two headed tunable drums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Dholak, sometimes called a dholaki, is a classical and popular double headed North Indian hand drum.
This coating is a mixture of tar, clay and sand which lowers the pitch and provides a well-defined tone.
In difference to most indian drums the Dholak has simple smooth heads on both sides so it can be played with the india-typical finger-strike technique, but similar to most of the african and south-american drums with the whole hand.
www.heritageethnicmusic.com /site/607029/page/277616   (228 words)

  
 Djembes, Doumbeks, Talking Drums, Tablas and Hand Percussion from Carousel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Drums: Djembe, Talking Drum, Tabla, Doumbek, Dholak, Bongos, Bodhran, Damaru, Frame Drum, Duff, Mahdal, Rainsticks,Shakere, Guiro, Cha Chas and other small percussion.
This drum sounds high near the rim and deep and penetrating when hit in the center, from Pakistan.
Dholak engraved brass from Pakistan is a two heade
members.aol.com /DrumsWorld   (942 words)

  
 .:: DTFBOOKS ::.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Dholak is o­ne of the most widely utilised drums in the folk music of India.
The shell or the main body of the Dholak is hollowed out of a solid block of wood, Moreover small circular metal rings, loop or wooden pieces are passed through the braces which can be pulled o­n either side, to increase or decrease the tension of the heads.
The right head the treble side is kept in high pitch and the left head Base side is kept in low pitch.
www.dtfbooks.com /shop/product_info.php?products_id=516   (223 words)

  
 World Beat Chinese Dholak
The dholak originated in Central Asia and India.
This style of music dates back to the 12th century when it was used to communicate the message of Islam to the Hindu nations.
World Beat Dholaks reproduce the religious sounds of Pakistan and India with their talking drum design.
www.grothmusic.com /online-store/scstore/p-WB2015.html   (247 words)

  
 Dholaks Double sided goat skin head Bass and tennor dholak   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dholaks Double sided goat skin head Bass and tennor dholak
These are the finest quality, made by the best manufactures in India and imported to our store in Denver.
It is played on both sides giving this drum a lot of versatility.
caintrader.com /dholaks.htm   (136 words)

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