search_all
Home World - Persia The structure of a tonbak
The structure of a tonbak

Introduction

Tonbak does not have a standard size. Some people play on a large Tonbak and some on a small tonbak. Some like Tonbaks with convex-formed body and some don't. The different forms of tonbak is not the subject of this article. Here only the five parts of tonbak will be discussed.

Structure of Tonbak

tonbak structure

Tonbak has five parts: Skin, Body, Throat, Small Opening and Large Opening.

Skin: Skin of Tonbak is glued on the head of Tonbak. Goatskin is most popular.

Body: Body of Tonbak is wooden. This is in fact the sound box of Tonbak. Sometimes many furrows are carved on its wood.

Throat: Throat is almost cylindrical and it is connected from top to the body.

Small Opening: Tonbak is in the form of goblet, which is open from the top and bottom. Small opening is in the bottom. It is similar to the mouth of trumpet. In fact throat and small opening together are in the form of a trumpet.

Large Opening: Large opening is in the top and the skin is covered on it.

Acknowledgement: The author wishes to thank Hormoz Dilmaghani for his graphic work




Related Articles:


Articles by this Author:

Rumba Clave
<kvetcher2 at aol.com> 1) What most people in the USA call "rumba clave" (Cuban master Lazaro Pedroso calls it "Black Clave") can be portrayed like this. with the x indicating...
Read More >>
Drumdojo EU ShopDrumdojo EU Shop
This is the European Shop for accessories on Drumdojo - Help Support the drumdojo site All Shirts are printed on the front as shown - sitelogo on the back - click image for details
Read More >>
Magazine Format
The Magazine format allows Drumdojo's information to be brought to the reader in a contextual grouping. Whereas previously someone looking for information for example on making their bodhran drum...
Read More >>
Blasting Music
Blasting music ...can be hard on the ears and the neighbors, and now researchers say it can also pack enough punch to collapse a lung. Reporting in the medical journal Thorax, they describe the...
Read More >>
logo footer   Designed by Marshallarts (c)1999-2010 - All Rights Reserved
php script encode decode php script encode decode