Pedal Matka is an unusual and one of its kind musical instrument, conceptualized by the great R.D Burman. He has used it in his film songs. It is basically clay pot, over which animal skin membrane is put and tension adjusted using strings. The pitch is varied by pulling strings using the leg.
Watch this unique instrument in action in one of his songs “Yeh Kaun Aya” from the Bollywood film “Jawani Diwani”. The instrument is demonstrated by Vijay Indorekar who actually played in the original recording.
Watch the video and enjoy.