The tabla (Hindi: Tabla, Bengali: Tobla) is an Indian Classical drum used for North Indian Music. The tabla invention is found in India. It is also used for classical, popular and devotional music.

The instrument is two hand drums of different size and shape, similar to bongos. They make different sounds. The drums are treble and bass drum. Tabla is played hitting the fingers on the drum head and sliding the palm to create a modulation sound. A lot of sounds can be created from the tabla by changing how you use your hands. The tabla originated from teh a more ancient cylindrical drum called the Pakhawaj. It’s primary function is to maintain the metric cycle in which the compositions are set.