INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Tabla Forum: Hand/finger tenseness

 

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de_tabla02
Hand/finger tenseness Dec 22, 2002 11:18 p.m.


Hello.

I've been on tabla for 1 year now.
i notice when i see others play their hand is relaxed and flexible but when i play my hand/fingers seem to be tense. i try to relax but i can't seem to get the feel to it.

what do you guys suggest?

Shawn
Re:Hand/finger tenseness Dec 22, 2002 11:24 p.m.



de_tabla02 (Dec 22, 2002 11:18 p.m.):
Hello.

I've been on tabla for 1 year now.
i notice when i see others play their hand is relaxed and flexible but when i play my hand/fingers seem to be tense. i try to relax but i can't seem to get the feel to it.

what do you guys suggest?


Hi,

What you mention is very common. Just practice slowly, using 100% proper technique, with very purposeful movements; everything under total control. Don't get faster than your technique will allow. Eventually, you will increase in speed, while staying relaxed.

Patience and regular practice are the key...


Shawn
http://www.percussionist.net
Warren
Re:Hand/finger tenseness Dec 23, 2002 12:16 a.m.


There's an exercise to learn how to loosen your hands try it out. Start with a basic kaida theme , play it over and over again , after you've played it a bit without stopping totally relax your hand and play it a couple of times with your hand relaxed, if necessary realy softly then switch to your normal play a couple of times then real soft and relaxed a couple times keep doing this and it will help teach your hand how to relax eventually it should help break the tenseness.


de_tabla02 (Dec 22, 2002 11:18 p.m.):
Hello.

I've been on tabla for 1 year now.
i notice when i see others play their hand is relaxed and flexible but when i play my hand/fingers seem to be tense. i try to relax but i can't seem to get the feel to it.

what do you guys suggest?


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