Some instruments are played by hands, wooden sticks, blowing air, strings….etc.
Chenda: the Chenda is a cylindered percussion instruments used widely in the state of Kerala, India. It is also used in some parts of Karnataka and it is known as Chande. The Chenda is mainly played for Hindu religious art forms of Kerala. The Chenda is Kathakali, Koodiyattam, Kanniyarkali and many other dances and rituals of Kerala.
Chenda it is played in dance-drama called Yakshagana in Karnataka. A chenda is made up of cylindrical wooden drum and has a length of 2 feet and a diameter of 1 feet. Both ends are covered with cow’s skin. Using two sticks the drummer play it. This instrument is famous for it’s loud sound.
Dhol: Dhol is especially played by Sikhs of Punjab and it is also used in other regions throughout south India and abroad including Gujarat, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. This percussion instrument’s head can be synthetic or goat’s skin. It was introduced by Indians. This dhol is used in bhagra music for expressing their happiness. They dhol is played using 2 wooden sticks it is usually made up of bamboo and cane wood.
It is known as kanjira or ganjira and it belongs to tambourine family. It has a circular frame made up of the jack fruit tree.
IDAKKA Iddaka is slung over the left shoulder and the right side of the instrument is beaten with a stick. The playing of Iddaka is mostly taught in India in kerela [kalamandalam and kshetra kala peetam]