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body: brass; Dp.28.0cm
membrane: goat skin, Dm.23.0cm

A low-pitched drum. Usually placed to the left of the higher pitched tabla. Baya means 'left side'. Intonation can be controlled by thrusting the ball of the hand against the head of the drum. Widely used in classical and folk musics.

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