tār Introduction


The tār is a circular frame drum, varying in diameter from 10 to 24 inches. The head has been traditionally made from goat skin, but more recently also from plastic. Frame drums such as the tār are especially featured in some forms of religious music and wedding processions, which may also feature the mazhar, a large frame drum with cymbals. The tār, although very supple, is less virtuosic that the riqq.

Tār - Video demonstration

Video demonstration on the tār by Vince Delgado