I've been learning tabla 5 months now and i have noticed that when i play the basic bhajan taal (din na din din na tin na tin tin na) it sounds really boring especially when played with slower bhajans.
I was just wondering if there was anything i could put in there to fill those gaps to make it sound better.
Well you will get fillers there are many but the thing is to keep the theka basic no matter what theka you play. That's a good tip from Zakir. If you establish the basic theka then you can add and change different things around it without getting boring or repetitive. At home practice slow , try putting one ge or 2 ge between each note , use ke's for kali section. you can even do 3 in between each note it's good practice . Practice putting tete's between each main bol , try doubling your na's . Then work around with it. Anyway that's not what you want to hear so here's a basic dhin, na, dhin, dhin- gege, na na | Tin, na, tin ke, tin ke, na na but remember the first part.