What does tabla mean?

Definitions for tablaˈtɑ blə, ˈtʌb lə

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  1. tabla(Noun)

    A pair of tuned hand drums; used in various musical genres of the Indian subcontinent, that are similar to bongos.


  1. Tabla

    The tabla is a membranophone percussion instrument, used in Hindustani classical music and in popular and devotional music of the Indian subcontinent. The instrument consists of a pair of hand drums of contrasting sizes and timbres. The term tabla is derived from an Arabic word, tabl, which simply means "drum." The tabla is used in some other Asian musical traditions outside of India, such as in the Indonesian dangdut genre. Playing technique involves extensive use of the fingers and palms in various configurations to create a wide variety of different sounds, reflected in the mnemonic syllables. The heel of the hand is used to apply pressure or in a sliding motion on the larger drum so that the pitch is changed during the sound's decay.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tabla in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tabla in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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