Tabla

Tabla is a classic percussion instrument of North Indian origin incorporating twin hand drums. It is an essential element of North Indian classical music. It has been the primary percussion instrument in Hindustani classical music since the 18th century. Tabla is...

Djembe

The djembe is one of the most well-known instruments in West Africa. Traditionally, this goblet-shaped drum is carved from a single piece of African hardwood and topped with animal skin. The drum is classified as a membranophone instrument in the percussion family in...

Gamelan

Gamelan is an Indonesian traditional ensemble of music. It consists primarily of percussive instruments played by the Javanese, Sundanese, and Balinese peoples. The most prevalent instruments consist of mallet-played metallophones and kendhang, a set of hand-played...

Oud

The oud is a fretless stringed instrument with a short neck and pear form. Generally, it has 11 strings arranged in 6 courses. But some variants have 5 or 7 courses, with 10 or 13 strings, respectively. Unlike the lute, the oud does not have frets and has a thinner...
Guzheng

Guzheng

The Chinese word (gu) signifies old or ancient, while the term (zheng) refers to a zither which is a sort of instrument with strings strung between two bridges. “Guzheng” refers to a zither having fixed bridges at both ends and moving bridges in the...
Hammered Dulcimer

Hammered Dulcimer

The hammered dulcimer is a stringed percussion instrument with strings stretched over a trapezoidal resonating soundboard. The hammered dulcimer is placed in front of the player, who may sit cross-legged on the floor in more traditional ways or stand or sit at wooden...