INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Tabla Forum: Lack of teacher

 

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grant
Lack of teacher Feb 27, 2001 10:41 a.m.


i am very interested in playing tabla and have just purchased a set. I live in Southwest Missouri (USA) and don't have any available teacher that i know of with 300 miles. What should i do? What are the best books, videos, cd's, or magazines to get to learn something from.

Thanks for any response,
Grant

rob
Re:Lack of teacher Feb 27, 2001 11:58 p.m.


Hey grant,

I'm not sure what STYLE you want to play. If you want to play folk/ghazal style you might be able to learn something off the tapes. But even then you are at a disavantage. If you want to play classical, them i'm sorry to say that you are out of luck. There is really no substitute for a teacher especially in the beginning stages. There is a website you might want to check out. I can remember the address off hand but i'll post it within a couple of days...good luck bud!


rob m.
rob
Re:Lack of teacher Feb 28, 2001 10:18 p.m.


Here is a good site that might help you out


http://adincl.go2net.com/adpopup?site=VA&shape=noshape&border=1&area=DIR.MUSIC&sizerepopup=1&hname=UNKNOWN


rob m.
rob
Re:Lack of teacher Feb 28, 2001 10:21 p.m.


sorry!!! Wron link!!! Here it is:


http://worldtabla.virtualave.net/


rob m.
Parag
Re:Lack of teacher Mar 03, 2001 11:25 p.m.


I hate to discourage a beginner but you cannot learn tabla just from a book. It is essential to have guru at least in the beginning. One must play Ta and Ghe correctly for at least 6 months before you try to play Dha. If you do not proceed in this manner, you can end up having a vast repertoire with no sound quality. I have seen many players like this in the US. They know complex kaidas but they cannot even produce a decent sound out of the bayan.

I suggest that you make a trip to a major metropolitan area based guru every three months for a weekend in the first year. This will give you a good grounding in the basic strokes. After that you can try and improve by reading David's books.


Parag
roy
Re:Lack of teacher(useful video and cd's) Mar 07, 2001 03:33 a.m.



grant (Feb 27, 2001 12:41 p.m.):
i am very interested in playing tabla and have just purchased a set. I live in Southwest Missouri (USA) and don't have any available teacher that i know of with 300 miles. What should i do? What are the best books, videos, cd's, or magazines to get to learn something from.

Thanks for any response,
Grant



hi grant here are some of the video and cd that available
1.ustad nizzamuddin khan(the benefit video)
e-mail=digitala@aol.com
2.teach yourself tabla (video)by rashid mustafa
thrikwa(the nephew of ustad ahmedjan thrikwa)
3.indian music archive have realease a cd and a booklet to accompany this usyad nizamuddin khan
and pandit samir chatterjee.hope this will help
good luck
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