The dholak is among the most widely utilized drums in the folk music of India. It has also found a permanent home in some of the recording and broadcast environments. Applications range from dance music such as bhangra and garba to devotional bhajans and keertans. The dholak is principally a double headed drum with the bass head on one side and the treble head At the other. The left hand could also be a single membrane with a special application At the inner surface. This application is a mix of tar, clay and sand (dholak masala) which lowers the pitch and provides a well defined tone. At the treble drum side, there’s no putty added. The nut and bolt version of the dholak is a more brand new and better engineered version of the Dholak. Some even call this version a dholki.
Made of good quality hand beaten acoustic materials suitable for intermediate to professional level players.
Dholak for festivity/wedding/satsang – very easy to tune
Professional grade dholak, thoroughly dried mango wood
Prime quality sound
The dholak is principally a folk instrument, lacking the exact tuning and playing techniques of the tabla or the pakhawaj.