Guitar is a popular musical instrument that makes sound by the playing of its (typically) six strings with the sound being projected either acoustically or through electrical amplification (for an acoustic guitar or an electric guitar, respectively). It is typically played by strumming or plucking the strings with the right hand while fretting the strings with the left hand. The modern guitar was preceded by the lute, the vihuela, the four-course Renaissance guitar, and the five-course baroque guitar, all of which contributed to the development of the modern six-string instrument.
A keyboard instrument is a musical instrument played using a keyboard. The most common of these is the piano. Some other types of keyboard instruments include celestas, which are struck idiophones operated by a keyboard, carillons, which are usually housed in bell towers or belfries of churches or other municipal buildings, and other non-acoustic instruments, such as various electronic organs, synthesizers, and keyboards designed to imitate other musical sounds.
The tabla is the most commonly played drum set in North Indian music. It is the instrument most frequently used to accompany vocal and instrumental music, and dance; whereas its primary function is to maintain the metric cycle in which the compositions are set. Though the tabla is essentially an accompanying instrument, the tabla players are also soloists in their own right, and many have vast repertoires of elaborate compositions handed down orally from generation to generation.
It is probably the most commonly used instrument in northern India.In India today, harmonium finds a place in music of all kinds, whether it is folk, light, semi-classical or even highly-reputed classical music.On the top is a keyboard like that of a piano, but with a much smaller range, usually of about three octaves. This is played by one hand, while the other works the bellows. It consists of a set of free reeds, whose length determines their pitch, activated by a wind supply from hand-operated compression bellows and controlled by a keyboard.
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Dholak is a South Asian barrel-shaped, two-headed hand drum made of one piece of wood. It is also popularly known as dholki. Its construction is very simple. It may either have traditional lacing or turnbuckle tuning. In Traditional lacing(rope-tuned), Steel rings are used for tuning and pegs are twisted inside the laces. In Turnbuckle tuning(bolt-tuned), nuts and bolts help in producing tension.The two heads of a dholak vary in sizes with right one being smaller in size. The right head has a simpler membrane and produces a high pitched sound.