Tell us something about the Punjabi Bhangra Dhol.
The primary as well as the most important instrument that defines Bhangra is the Dhol.
The Bhangra dhol is a large two-headed barrel-shaped wooden drum. It is played with two sticks Dagga and Tilli. Dagga is used on the bass side, and a tilli on the treble side.
In India the drum skins are traditionally made of goat skin, however across the globe wherever theya re crafting Punjabi Bhangra Dhol now have introduced modifications for convenience. As a result of this the treble is played by many Dhol players, especially in Europe with a traditional English drum kit skin.
What difference doe sit make whether I buy Steel, Fibre or Sheesham wood Punjabi Bhangra Dhol?
The difference lies in the sound impact. The bass effect. The final tonal quality of output will effect the performance! Whatever you buy consider the requirement, and purpose. Do not settle for the instrument in haste or without verifying whether it serves the purpose. This will depend on whether you are a student still learning the ropes or want it for a performance.
What Should I look for while buying Punjabi Bhangra Dhol?
Full size bhangra dhol is about 30cm i.e.12ins in diameter x 60cm i.e. 24ins in height, One low tuned hide head with rope tuning, the other high tuned plastic head with bolt tuning. Check out different variations available here and compare it with yoru requirement. The Dhol Package generally comprises sticks, bag and carrying strap.
There is a medium size Dhol that is meant for students, semi professional players and female performers and learners. There are Dhols crafted for younger kids. They are half size y professionally made instruments.
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