In which state of India is Tabla most prevalent?
Tabla known as hybridized Indian drums are famous for their charming and endearing quality.
They are one of the most famous percussion instrument of North India and extensively used in all classical music in North India but their versatility has made them popular all over India.
The distinctive feature of tabla being that they are played while sitting on the floor and beats are produced by the rhythmic movements of hands on the drums.
Each region had its distinctive method of playing and gradually based on regional skill tabla started being taught under a gharana. Recognized are the gharanas of Delhi, Lucknow, Ajrara, Farukhabad, Benaras and Punjab for their bols and hand placements.
No north Indian composition of music is complete without tabla in it be it a bhajan in Hinduism, shabad in Sikhism, Qawali in Sufism or Ghazal by Muslims.