Main Taal Drum

3 Note Tassa Drum

The conventional tassa taal drum is half a sphere in shape with a diameter of 20 inches and a depth of 12 inches. It is traditionally fashioned out of clay by skilful potters and baked in a very hot kiln until it became very tough. The instrument is hung from the neck and played using two pieces of specially selected sticks (chope) with padded ends that make contact with the tassa when struck.