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The Khol is a double skin drum
with a resonating body from northern and eastern India.
It is mainly used traditionally for accompanying Bhajans
and Kirtans. Its high skin is relatively small with a
diameter of about 9 - 10 cm, which gives it a particularly
high, piercing sound and it is used where this kind of
sound is desirable. In India the Khol is used in folk
music, in spiritual songs, Bajans, light classical songs,
Kirtans and other devotional songs. The bass skin has
a diameter of approximately 20 cm and is coated on the
outside with a special paste in order to get a low sound.
Both skins have, like the Tabla, a double leather layer
at the outer rim. They are tautened by a leather strap.
normal Tabla finger technique can usually be used. 108
different Taals are available for the Khol. There is a
close connection between the way of playing the Tabla
and the way of playing the Khol. However there are special
syllables for the Khol such as Ta, Deta, Dhoia, Jhan,
Ghini, TiT, Tini, Naka, Guru etc. Should the bass side
have a too high tautness, the skin can be rubbed with
a moist cotton cloth between Kinar and Gab.
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