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From the very earlier period of time Tabla has gained its dominant position in Indian classical music as the most Popular Percussion Instrument. Since then, it has been an indispensible instrument for accompanying vocal and other forms of Indian classical music. It has very soft, rhythmic and soothing sound effect. Having sheer scope for improvisation and creativity, it has gained popularity as a solo instrument over a longer year. Each sound on the tabla has an onomatopoetic syllable for proper utilization. It got its remarkable development in North India. And definitely the credit goes to Benars Gharna.

 

The Role of Harmonium in Indian Classical Music

 

The harmonium, though a foreign instrument, is extensively used in Indian classical music. Hindustani classical music (Indian classical music that is practiced in the north part of India) has got the rich culture of using it as the instrument for accompanying their vocal and other forms of classical music.