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TRIBAL MADAL


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Madal Tribal
Madal Tribal


The Madal is (like Dholak, Bhangra Dhol and Khol, see there) a popular folk drum from northern India. The Madal, however, comes in different designs. The Madal Tribal is the original instrument which was made by the Indian tribes. It is usually provided with a special white Gab paste over the whole surface of the big bass side (30 cm). The small black spot that can be seen in the image above is not the Gab but only decoration. This large Gab gives the drum the possibility of a good low bass sound. Traditionally, this special white clay Gab should be applied on both skins. Recently, though, the small skin (21 cm) is more and more produced with a large black Gab, as is customary for the Tabla. Underneath this black Gab, however, the traditional white Gab is still there. The white Gab in connection with the size produces a better, heavier, more sonorous and rounded sound, provided the manufacturer of the Madal is good.

The playing technique does not require a complicated fingering like in Tabla playing. It is easy to improvise on this traditional Madal. Some very few syllables have been handed down in traditional playing such as Dhitang, Dhei, Dhet, Tan, Did etc.

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Tarang's offer on Indian Musical Instruments

TARANG offers on principle only high-qualtiy musical instruments. This is made possible by close personal contact to the suppliers and a strict selection of the instruments that are included in our range of goods. We do not offer any instruments which reach the west from unknown sources via importers and which are often resold by middlemen without any quality check and setting of the instrument. The demand from the west is relatively high in India. The purchase prices are negotiated to the lowest limit by the western countries, especially for high ordered quantities. This has effects on the required care and circumspection in craftsmanship, on the experience and mentality of the commissioned manufacturer and the use of parts of the instruments that are often of a poor qualtity. Irrespective of the qualification of the skill in craftsmanship, this leads, in some cases, to results that do not deserve the name instrument. Thus it is easily comprehensible that it is essential, when bying an Indian instrument, to know the sources. TARANG only supplies instruments from indisputable sources. All instruments are delivered adjusted and ready to be played.

Of course, we understand that somebody who purchases an instrument is also dependent on accessories and spare parts. Also in this respect we can satisfy the needs of our customers. Should an instrument be defective at any time, we can arrange for appropriate restoration. As a rule we can deliver any instrument offered on our website within 1 - 2 weeks. Our international lists of teachers enable everybody to find information about a teacher in their proximity. You can expect from us: reasonable prices, prompt service and straightforward processing of purchase and delivery.

The financial aspect also has to be mentioned. Despite the high quality we offer, we also do our best to offer you these instruments at very competitive and reasonable prices.

 

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