- From Hindi तबला (tablā), from Arabic طبل (tabl). Cognate of Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese tambor. (Wiktionary)
- Hindi tablā, from Arabic ṭabla, from Aramaic ṭabl, drum, perhaps of Persian origin; akin to Middle Persian tumbag, drum. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The term tabla is derived from an Arabic word, tabl, which simply means "drum.”
“In addition to the instrument itself, the term tabla is often used in reference to this knowledge and the process of its transmission.”
“The main distinction of the tabla is the pairing of two different types of single-headed drums, whereas the dukkar, dukra, and duggi are pairs of the same type and the mridangam and dhol are double-headed, barrel-shaped drums.”
“Mukta is the first-call tabla-maker to provide the instrument for Ustad Zakir Hussain when he is in town.”
“His bands moved between the Asian drum called a tabla and Western instruments like the accordion, and he sang of love, explicitly.”
“To call tabla a mere percussion instrument alone would be a vast understatement of its musical range, as one of the most revered of all classical Indian musical instruments.”
“A common legendary account3 credits the 13th century Indian poet Amir Khusrau as the inventor by splitting a single Pakhawaj drum into two. 'thoda, tab bhi bola - tabla': 'When broke, it still spoke' - a fairly well-known, though almost certainly mythical Hindi pun None of his writings on music mention the drum, but this apparent tradition of late invention, combined with the absence of the instrument in South Indian music and the closed-ended, paired design that relates it to the Western clay-drums and tympani, altogether supports the view that the tabla is a comparatively recent development in northern Indian music.”
“It's root in Arabic comes from the same root as that of "tabla" a drum.”
“Accompanying instruments such as tabla, harmonium and tanpura should go along in unison.”
“He admits that 'tabla' is more popular among Hollywood musicians compared to”
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Arabic loanwords in English are words acquired directly from Arabic or else indirectly by passing from Arabic into other languages and then into English. Most entered one or more of the Romance lan...
Percussion instruments, excluding stringed ones such as piano, with drums, gongs, and bells tagged. Only mononyms are listed, so hi-hat and tom-tom are out. A gamelan is an assemblage of percussion...
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