The tabla is a popular Indian percussion instrument (of the membranophone family) used in Hindustani classical music and in popular and devotional music of the Indian subcontinent. The instrument consists of a pair of hand drums of contrasting sizes and timbres. The term tabla is derived from an Arabic word, tabl, which simply means "drum."
Playing technique involves extensive use of the fingers and palms in various configurations to create a wide variety of different sounds, reflected in the mnemonic syllables (bol). The heel of the hand is used to apply pressure or in a sliding motion on the larger drum so that the pitch is changed during the sounds decay.
Gattam loops are divided into 5 parts according to the speed .
1.Very Slow Loops ( 70 Beats per second ) - 190 loops .
2.Slow Loops ( 100 Beats per second ) - 190 loops .
3.Medium speed Loops (120 Beats per second ) - 190 loops .
4.Fast Loops ( 140 Beats per second ) - 550 loops .
5.Very Fast Loops ( 180 Beats per second ) - 190 loops .
A Total of more than 1310 loops . These loops can be used in different genere.
The loops are created in 44,100 Hz, 16 Bit, Stereo PCM wave format.
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