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:

Drum Head Film
Film - The material the head is made from is probably the biggest contributor. Calfskin- Calf was the original material, and it produces a warm, dark sound. The problem is that it is...
Read More >>
World Percussion MagazineWorld Percussion Magazine
This online 'magazine' is a vehicle for displaying a large quantity of information in contextual groups. Each independent issue provides a useful theme and context. These themes are based on the...
Read More >>
Aquarian Double ThinsAquarian Double Thins
Aquarian Double thins - Mike Radcliffe 8 Sept 1999 Well, in the midst of all the hub-bub I started over the Aquarian Drumset Tuning video, I actually put on some Double Thins and tried them...
Read More >>
Drummer Jokes Page 8
St. Peter was checking ID's at the pearly gates. He asks the first man, "What did you do on Earth?" The man replied, "I was a doctor." St. Peter says, "OK, go right through...
Read More >>
logo footer   Designed by Marshallarts (c)1999-2010 - All Rights Reserved
php script encode decode php script encode decode