TLF ID M012789
This is a teaching and learning activity to construct and play a tabla or tube-la (double drum). The activity provides a brief history of the tabla, information about the materials needed to make it, time required, assessment strategies, the construction process, how to play the instrument and extension ideas. Tabla artefacts date back to the ancient Silk Roads, where they were made of natural materials. The tabla is a very basic percussion instrument and can make a variety of sounds depending on its size and construction.