INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Tabla Forum: I want to take up the Tabla

 

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Jim
I want to take up the Tabla Jan 03, 2002 12:51 p.m.


I was thinking of taking up the tabla, but there really isn't any close by places where I can get taught. I don't really know to much about it either. Do you think I would be able to teach myself to play it or not. I hear it takes lots of time to learn.
theMonk
Re:I want to take up the Tabla Jan 03, 2002 01:41 p.m.


Where do you live? I used to think there was no place around me to learn, but I bought tabla anyway and kept learning and looking for a teacher, and I finally found one. i learned slowly with videos and recordings, a teacher helps alot.
Rod
Re:I want to take up the Tabla Jan 04, 2002 05:33 a.m.


Hi

If you can't find a teacher then get a couple of videos and DO get the Swarshala software. ...and tablas of course!
You should be able to get the basics with that.
If u really want then you will...
good luck
Rod

Jim
Re:I want to take up the Tabla Jan 04, 2002 11:55 a.m.


thanks
Jim
Re:I want to take up the Tabla Jan 04, 2002 11:58 a.m.


I live outside Philly, Penn State
Jarkko
Re:I want to take up the Tabla Jan 08, 2002 03:15 a.m.



Jim (Jan 03, 2002 12:51 p.m.):
I was thinking of taking up the tabla, but there really isn't any close by places where I can get taught. I don't really know to much about it either. Do you think I would be able to teach myself to play it or not.

A:Yes. With a help of videos, books, recordings and tips from David Courtney. Definetely. I live in Finland and it's not a problem for me.

I hear it takes lots of time to learn.


A: The technical stuff takes some time. I've played a little bit more than one year and I am able to play tabla solo for any tal. I can play easy relas with metronome beat 115 8 beats per matra quite clean and my technic is improving all the time. I do practice a lot! I know within three four years my technic will be very good. It takes just patience.
Jarkko

theMonk
Re:I want to take up the Tabla Jan 08, 2002 06:05 p.m.


hehe push the metronome up to 152 playing rela. Than youll have yourself a FINE tabla solo.
Pedro
Re:I want to take up the Tabla Jan 10, 2002 06:53 p.m.


Hyv�� P�iv��, Jarkko, m� olen chilelainen tablaji, oletko s� musikki opiskelija?
(Anteksi, minun suomea ei ole hyvyn)
Do you know if there are more tabla players in Finland?
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