Two-headed wooden deluxe naal drum that is shaped like a barrel with a tenor and bass head. Drum heads are made from goatskin and are held in place and tuned by nuts and bolts. Held horizontally, both heads are played. Nuts can be tuned with a standard wrench, included.
In India, these extremely popular percussion instruments are commonly used in folk music and during marriage ceremonies. The shells are manufactured in the Northern Indian State of Uttar Pradesh and made with locally grown neem and sheesham. After transporting to Mumbai, the goat skin heads are fitted to the drum shells with nuts and bolts for tuning.
Please Note: These drums are handmade and each one is unique so the drums and drum heads will vary in size.
Item Dimensions: 21" L x 9.5" H x 9.5" W
Playing Surface: Tenor: 5.5" and Bass: 8.75"
Body: Stained wooden shell with linear etching and 2 colorful bands wrapped around. Includes a hard plastic handle.
Heads: Bass: This bass consists of a goatskin head with a braid around the edge. It usually has an internal load that adds depth to the sound. When it is applied in India, this load is a dark green-black gob. The head you receive may have this gob in place. However, for longevity, ease of installation and head sound, we recommend replacing the original gob with a layer of silicone caulk. Tenor: The tenor has a goatskin head with a metal ring stitched around the edge and a black gob, or syahi (pronounced cee-hi) on the outer playing surface. This syahi is a unique combination of organics and iron.
Very loud biblical harp, 26", 15 nylon strings for the biblical scale. Featuring DuPont hard nylon strings and a metal nut. Includes gig bag and tuning tool. According to Greek mythology, Hermes created a lyre-like instrument from the shell of a large tortoise. He stretched animal hide over the shell opening and attached antelope horns as posts. A similar instrument with a skin soundboard called the baganna, is a large eight or ten-string lyre, made of a trapezoidal wooden frame fitted with a skin soundboard. Some believe this is the instrument King David played to temper the ravings of King Saul. The baganna's bass vibrations are said to bring peace to the soul. The instrument, associated with the Ethiopian Coptic Church since the 4th century, was played primarily at Christmas and Lent. Includes gig bag and tuning tool. Item Length: 27 Item Width: 16.5 Item Height: 2
This lute harp is approximately 27" and has 22 nylon strings. It has a solid sheesham frame with a birch plywood soundboard. There are four soundholes on the back. Strings run from tuning pegs on the curved neck to an angled bridge on soundboard. The recommended tuning for this lute harp is diatonically (like the natural notes or white keys on a piano), from the longest to the shortest note:
Longest note is tuned to C4 Shortest note is tuned to C7
4 Inch Wooden Djembe Percussion Hand Drum. Fabulous eastern sounds played often at Jewish weddings and Bar / Bat Mitzvah parties. Divided by Drum Number: 5-drum Kit Size: 4" Model Number: 4" Drummer Drum Heads Material: Sheepskin Style: Conventional Rubber-type Electronic Board Drum Chamber Material: goat skin Weight: 620g Height: 20cm Diameter of drumhead: 10 cm Pattern: Handmade Main material: Wood , goat skin