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Dholak is a very popular drum with double skins from the
northern Indian folk music. The difference in diameter
of the high skin and the bass skin is relatively small.
In order to still get a powerful bass tone, the bass skin
is made heavier by a special paste. Contrary to many other
Indian drums, the Dholak has simple smooth skins on both
sides. This makes it playable not only by using the differentiating
finger techniques common in India, but also by using the
whole hand like many African and South American drums.
Both skins are tautened by a cotton cord that runs through
movable metal rings. The Dholak has been built since about
1300 AD and has been used in folklore, opera, kawoali,
for simple songs and also in film music. For instance
it is used in the Punjab Village that is well-known in
India, in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh in folksongs; in Bengal
in the opera and in poetic songs.
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