Drum Manufacturer

Dholak Maker

The tasks a Drum Maker, Musical is expected to perform include:

Making musical drums by mounting animal skins on wooden or metal cases, open on one or both ends, with metal rims

Fitting the adjusters to tune the drum to the required pitch

Collecting wooden or metal cases of the desired size and specification

Securing the leather tightly or hiding the cover over the metal or leather ring and fastening the ring to the mouth of the shell with a leather cord after fitting the adjusters to it

Adjusting the tension of the leather cover by moving the adjusters

Knowledge of making musical drums by mounting animal skins on wood or metal domes

Well-versed in testing and tuning instruments by striking the cover surface by hand or with a stick, and adjusting the adjusters for the required tone pitch

Proficient in applying a special compound on the middle of the upper surface of the leather cover where necessary for the correct tune

Dexterity of hands

Ability to specialize in making particular types of drums

Knowledge to use parchment leather for special type of drums

Ability to repair drums by dismantling and replacing the leather skins, tension rods, rims and shells

Attention to detail

Ability to work independently

Diligent and hardworking

Ability to focus for long hours Interest in music

It requires one to be on their feet

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Musical instrument crafters usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from unit to unit

Shift system maybe available

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, working hours and days are flexible

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include musculoskeletal disorders, respiratory disorders, injuries, skin problems, allergic reactions, incorrect posture, excessive force, overuse, stress, insufficient rest, etc.

Health risks include exposure to harmful levels of volatile glue and solvent used in paint and coating, sharp cutting tools, exposure to wood and metal chips, leather particles and dust, lifting, pushing, pulling, repetitive tasks, confined spaces, etc.

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Overview of the Indian Musical Instrument Industry

Indian culture has been emotionally involved with music since a long time, with Indian classic music being the most famous among Indians till the time globalization took place in the country. Due to the adoptive nature of Indian consumers, western culture followers have been continuously increasing in India over the years. Initially, the focus of Indian manufacturers was limited only to Indian musical instruments but the rising demand for western musical instruments has generated a huge potential for growth in the future. Domestic manufacturers have started manufacturing western musical instruments which are in massive demand.

According to ?India Western Musical Instruments Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2017?, the Indian western musical instruments market has been anticipated to reach 542.84 crores by 2017. Increasing western music lovers, disposable income of Indian consumers, availability of western music instruments, digitalization of the instruments and decreasing cost of instruments are the major factors which are driving this industry upwards.

Musical drum/dholak manufacturers across India


Musical drum/dholak manufacturers across India