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Guffy
tabla tala playalongs Apr 19, 2001 12:10 p.m.


Some of you folks are aware of jazz playalongs in which a rhythm section is recorded playing without a soloist so a student can practice with the record, or Western classical music "music minus one" records. I am interested as to whether such a thing exists for Indian classical or light music. If anyone knows of such a product, or even recordings of talas that can be used as practice aids, I would love to know about them, and how I could get them.

Thanks

Warrenji
Re:tabla tala playalongs Apr 25, 2001 12:51 p.m.


The primary tool available that you are talking about is called a lahara machine, it will play a number of laharas or gats (musical melodies) in a number of different talas (beats) with the ability to adjust the speed, it is a seasoned tabla players dream toy because you can practice all sorts of thekas and compositions with it. I only wish they would upgrade the musical quality , they are tunable but the sound is electronical. In USA they sell for 200 to 300 dollars , in India maybe 100 to 150 many dealers have them , check Buckingham Musics or the links on www.angelfire.com/music3/tabla


Guffy (Apr 19, 2001 12:10 p.m.):
Some of you folks are aware of jazz playalongs in which a rhythm section is recorded playing without a soloist so a student can practice with the record, or Western classical music "music minus one" records. I am interested as to whether such a thing exists for Indian classical or light music. If anyone knows of such a product, or even recordings of talas that can be used as practice aids, I would love to know about them, and how I could get them.

Thanks


ales
Re:tabla tala playalongs Apr 27, 2001 05:45 p.m.


Hello!

After a while I was bored with the metronom, so I made laharas using MIDI, converted them to WAV form and "burned" them on CD. I've made myself 10 CD, one CD including one lahara in various tempos (80,90,100,112,120,143) for all major talas.
I just took the laharas written in David's book Advanced theory on tabla, made MIDI files (2 tracks for the melody - vibraphone, and one track for drone in C - drawbar organ.
Then I made 15 min long midi, converted it with MOD tracker (freeware) to CD-quality WAV files (15 minutes), and recorded them using computer CD burner.

If someone wants midi files I can send him. (wav files are of course TOO big). MOD tracker is freeware (search for "MOD tracker" on www.yahoo.com).

Now I practice with the lahara CD in my HIFI, or I just put the headspeakers...
It is much better.

Ales

Mariano
Re:tabla tala playalongs Apr 30, 2001 09:04 a.m.


Hi,

You may also try the SwarShala music software. You can download a demo at www.swarsystems.com/SwarCafe.htm.

Sincerely,

Mariano

Bill
Re:tabla tala playalongs May 03, 2001 10:58 a.m.


The term you are referring to is "nagma". The soloist performs lehera/lahara.
I've been using midi nagma for years. Nice thing is they can also be written for tihai's, tukara's, and chakradars, etc., and the price is trivial compared to the machines or lehera 'software'. Anybody want to make a swap?
agodemar
please... May 04, 2001 05:13 a.m.


Hi,
I would appreciate receiving your midi files
it wuold help me in practicing
thank you in advance,
sincerely,
Agostino De Marco
Italy

E-mail: agodemar@unina.it

komal
Re:tabla tala playalongs May 21, 2001 09:16 a.m.


Please end me a copy of your midi files.
thanks
Hello!

After a while I was bored with the metronom, so I made laharas using MIDI, converted them to WAV form and "burned" them on CD. I've made myself 10 CD, one CD including one lahara in various tempos (80,90,100,112,120,143) for all major talas.
I just took the laharas written in David's book Advanced theory on tabla, made MIDI files (2 tracks for the melody - vibraphone, and one track for drone in C - drawbar organ.
Then I made 15 min long midi, converted it with MOD tracker (freeware) to CD-quality WAV files (15 minutes), and recorded them using computer CD burner.

If someone wants midi files I can send him. (wav files are of course TOO big). MOD tracker is freeware (search for "MOD tracker" on www.yahoo.com).

Now I practice with the lahara CD in my HIFI, or I just put the headspeakers...
It is much better.

Ales[/quote]

Ales
Re:tabla tala playalongsdd Jun 01, 2001 05:40 p.m.


Hi Komal!
No problem...just tell me your E-mail !

Ales

dallas
Please send midi files Jun 13, 2001 05:42 p.m.


Please send me the midi files...Thanks


ales (Apr 27, 2001 05:45 p.m.):
Hello!

After a while I was bored with the metronom, so I made laharas using MIDI, converted them to WAV form and "burned" them on CD. I've made myself 10 CD, one CD including one lahara in various tempos (80,90,100,112,120,143) for all major talas.
I just took the laharas written in David's book Advanced theory on tabla, made MIDI files (2 tracks for the melody - vibraphone, and one track for drone in C - drawbar organ.
Then I made 15 min long midi, converted it with MOD tracker (freeware) to CD-quality WAV files (15 minutes), and recorded them using computer CD burner.

If someone wants midi files I can send him. (wav files are of course TOO big). MOD tracker is freeware (search for "MOD tracker" on www.yahoo.com).

Now I practice with the lahara CD in my HIFI, or I just put the headspeakers...
It is much better.

Ales


Ales
Re:tabla tala playalongs Jun 23, 2001 01:59 p.m.


No problem.
I just need your (and Kamal's) E-mail.
Please send it to ales_jagodnik@hotmail.com

Ales

BuddhistMonk
Re:tabla tala playalongs Jul 08, 2001 02:31 a.m.


I would like a copy of them for later use

Email- Hollowbody@home.com

thanks

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