So I live in an apartment and can't really practice playing the dhol because it's too loud and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on ways to muffle the noise a bit or any other alternatives. I'd really appreciate the help thanks.
i dont know what to say about muffling the sound but you dont wanna untighten your skins too much to muffle the sound because too tight/loose can increase chances of ripping either side.
but if you have more than one dhol, you could use one for performances and for the other stuff it with a pillow lol. pillow will absorb the sound and it will barely make any noise at all...good in your case to practice since you live in an apt