Tabla is a two-piece percussion instrument which is used as a rhythmic complement to most of the North Indian Classical and soft music. It consists of two drums namely dayan and bayan. Both the drums vary in sizes, where a smaller one(dayan) is used for right side and the larger one called bayan for left.
Bayan is made from terracotta, ceramic, brass, copper, aluminium or steel but brass is preferred the most whereas Dayan is made out from a piece of rosewood or hardwood. Sometimes It is also made from clay but is not preferred much. The pitch of tabla varies inversely with its diameter i.e, larger the drums, lower the pitch.