Assamese musical instruments

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This is a list of musical instruments used in traditional music of Assam, India.


Name of instrument Name in Assamese Notes Dhol ঢোল Dhol is a two faced drum, played with a stick and a hand. Assamese dhol is comparatively smaller than other dhols but relatively produce loud sound.
[[Pepa (instrument) Pepa]] Pepa is a wind instrument and has a major role in Assamese music.
Toka টকা Toka is an important Assamese musical instrument. It is made up of bamboo.[1][2]
Gogona গগণা Gogona is a popular Assamese instrument. It is made of bamboo which is vibrated to produce sound.
Xutuli সুতুলি Xutuli is used by Assamese people.[3]
Bahi বাঁহী Bahi or bamboo flute is popular in Assam.[2]
Bin বীন Bin is an old Assamese instrument[4]
Bhortal ভোঁৰতাল Bhortal is used in Vaishnavite culture of Assam mostly. It is made up of metal.[5]
Khram খ্ৰাম Khram is a long instrument.[6][2]
Madol মাডল Madol is popular in Assam.[6][2]
Bihutal বিহুতাল Bihutal is a small kind of patital. It is made up of metal.[6]
Tokari টোকাৰী Tokari is played in Assam very often.[6][2]
Xinga শিঙা Xinga is a wind instrument[2]
Khol খোল Khol is popular in Assamese music. It is a two faced drum, played with hands.
Doba ডবা Dobas are played in namghars. It is a drum beaten usually with sticks or hands.[2]
Mridongo মৃদঙ্গ This classical Indian instrument is also very common in Assamese folk music.
Dogor[2] ডগৰ
Dotara দোতোৰা Dotara is a stringed instrument and has two strings.[2]
Nagara নাগাৰা Nagara is common between Assamese masses. It consists of two drums played together.


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  6. ^ a b c d লোকবাদ্য তুমি নাথাকিলে বসন্তক আদৰিম কিদৰে, তাৰিখ: ৬ এপ্ৰিল, ২০১২, আহৰণ: ১০ এপ্ৰিল, ২০১২, পৃষ্ঠা: ৯