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141 naqqāre

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a pair
body: terra cotta; Dp.8.9cm
membranes: camel hide, Dm.18.0cm and 18.2cm resp.

The player sits either on a chair holding both drums in his lap, or on the floor with the drums in front of him. The instrument is played with the two thin, stick-like beaters, one held in each hand. Generally, the two drums are tuned a major third of perfect forth apart. Used mainly in ensembles and for accompaniment.

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