- Jeremy Montagu
Cylindrical double-headed drum of Greece. It resembles the daouli but is smaller and shallower. Its sizes vary, some being shallower than the diameter and others deeper. It has two gut snares, one on each head, either over the heads or within the body. The heads can be either braced with cords or nailed to the body. It is usually hung from the left shoulder, but can be held under the armpit, slung over the left thigh, or suspended from the left arm above the wrist, like a tabor. It is played on one head with the hands or with two short wooden sticks, one of which might have the upper end cut as a fork so that it can be used to push the thongs around the bracing cords up or down and so tune the drum. The toubi is essentially an instrument of the Aegean Islands, where it accompanies the ...