INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Tabla Forum: Tabla @ C flat

 

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Amir
Tabla @ C flat Aug 23, 2002 02:38 a.m.


I bought a 5 1/2" tabla from India which was to be tuned at C. My friend picked it up for me, but the problem is that It is flat. I checked it on my tuner and it registers a C flat rather then a C. Every time I tune it to C, it will always eventually go flat on me. Is there any solution to this despite changing the skin?
rod
Re:Tabla @ C flat Aug 23, 2002 03:10 a.m.


what do u mean by C flat? You should be trying to tune it to C# I believe.
Shawn
Re:Tabla @ C flat Aug 23, 2002 10:16 a.m.


Well, Cflat = B, but I don't think that's the point here.

A 5.5" tabla should be fine at C or C#.

You just need to re-pull the straps tighter. It's normal for a new drum's skin and straps to stretch a bit at first.

Look on chandrakantha.com's tabla site for the article on tabla maintenance for instructions...

Shawn
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