The Chenda is a cylindrical percussion instrument used widely in Kerala. This instrument is famous for its loud and rigid sound.
The Idakka is a small, high pitched drum with definite pitch. M A Krishnadas id a leading performer of Idaykka in Kerala.
The kuzhal is a traditional double reed wind instrument and has a very shrill and penetrating tone.
The kanjira is an instrument of the tambourine family. It is a folk and bhajan instrument. It is used primarily in concerts of Carnatic music.
The chengila is an Indian gong which helps the traditional singer or dancer keep time.The chengila is a percussion instrument that maintains a steady beat.
The maddalam is a drum made out of the wood of the jackfruit tree. It has two sides for playing, made out of leather, and has different kind of sounds on each side.
The mridangam is a percussion instrument from India of ancient origin. It is the primary rhythmic accompaniment in a Carnatic music ensemble.
A mizhavu is a big copper drum played as an accompanying percussion instrument in the Koodiyattam and Koothu , performing arts of Kerala. The drum is played only with hands.
The tabla is a membranophone percussion instrument consisting of a pair of drums, used in traditional, classical, popular and folk music.
The nadhaswaram is a double reed wind instrument and is used as traditional classical instrument. This instrument is the loudest non-brass acoustic instrument .
The thavil is a barrel shaped percussion instrument used in temple, folk and Carnatic music, often accompanying the nadaswaram.
Timila is an hour-glass shaped percussion instrument made of polished jackwood, and the drumheads made of calfskin. It is held together by leather braces.
The venu or pullankuzhal is one of the ancient transverse flutes of classical music. It is an aerophone typically made from bamboo, that is a side blown wind instrument.