Indian Drum Clef

Use the Indian Drum Clef in your new compositions!

The Indian Drum Clef created by Kuljit Bhamra and Keda Music uniquely represents two-headed drums from the Indian sub-continent such as the Tabla, Pakhawaj, Dholak, Dhol, Mridangam, Khol and Thavil.

It’s use can also be extended to work for any two-headed drums from any country.

The smaller higher-pitched drum (dayan) is depicted sitting on the upper line above the larger low-pitched drum (bayan). Each drum head symbolised in the clef contains a black spot (sihayi) – just like the drum itself.

Please visit our Strikes & Sounds page on this website for further details.

The clef is available for use without adaptation worldwide and can be used freely in your own compositions without charge. It is also included in the score-writing software Dorico.

Indian Drum Clef by Keda Music Ltd is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Based on a work at Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at

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