The Rahmani Drum holds a prominent position in Omani folk music, representing a distinctive bass drum within the musical tradition. Crafted from a combination of wood and leather, this instrument is primarily played by hand, though it can also be struck with a stick, either on one side or both, depending on the specific genre of music.
Within the realm of the Rahmani Drum, there exist four distinct variations. The particular one we showcase here is utilized in Dhofar, the southern region of Oman. While the other Rahmani Drum types share similarities, they vary in size and employ different leather and manufacturing techniques, adapting to diverse musical contexts.
To ensure its versatility and playability across various musical styles and techniques, we've meticulously sampled this instrument. Our comprehensive sampling approach includes 4 round robin variations and 4 dynamic layers, allowing you to explore its sonic potential fully. For your convenience, we've implemented the same user interface as the Valencia tar, with a unique backdrop that distinguishes it from other instruments in our collection.
You can access this exceptional Rahmani Drum instrument for both Kontakt and Decent Sampler on the pianobook website and our own platform. Discover the rich cultural heritage and musical possibilities it offers, and elevate your compositions with its unique sound.