INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Tabla Forum: hands 3

 

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kev
hands 3 Mar 12, 2002 04:45 a.m.


do both hands ever play on one tabla? what would be played if so?...the site warren ashford mentionsit has tabla introduction..where could i get bols for it?..thans pedro and raul for replies..scotland
rahul
Re:hands 3 Mar 12, 2002 11:34 a.m.


Yes, this is possible but this is normally done to add "special" effects. If you attend some Tabla Solo concerts, many a times, the performer plays these special effects to keep the audience in place.

Even though these effects are possible using both the hands on Tabla( Dayan, right hand drum ), I have seen these mostly involving Bayan( base drum ). For example, it is very easy to produce the sound of approaching railway-->passing railway--->passed railway using both the hands on the base-drum.

Right hand drum can also be played with both the hands to create some effects/fast rendering.

I do not know any other case where both the hands are used to play a single drum!

Pedro
Re:hands 3 Mar 12, 2002 07:00 p.m.


I agree with Rahul.
Here is a nice use of both hands on Dayan:
DhaDha DhaDha DhinDhin DhinDhin naranara naranara na- TeteTete TeteTete KaTeteKa TeteKaTe DhaDha Dha-KaTe DhaDha Dha-KaTe DhaDha Dha. (Varanasi style)

nara= na (normal right hand na or ta) and ra (index finger of left hand in the kinar sounding just like na)

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