INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Tabla Forum: tabla accompaniment

 

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ganesha
tabla accompaniment Jan 24, 2003 07:59 p.m.


Hello, I would like to know where is the difference between tabla solo and tabla accompaniment. Recently I listened a performance of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and the tabla on this recording sounds quite different than the tabla you can hear on any recording of Ravi Shankar or Zakir Hussain, more virtuously.
Thanks in advance for your opinions
Warren
Re:tabla accompaniment Jan 25, 2003 12:58 a.m.


What your hearing are to different music styles, Ravi Shankar is playing more or less strict north Indian Classical style. called khyal
Nusrat is playing Qawalli.
Forgive any speeling errors.
Qawalli is usually considered more similar to light classical or sometimes considered closer to folk.
The tabla styles are completely different.

Often tabla players are not given credit and this is especially true with Qawalli, folk and light classical accompanist. As you may note by the many Nusrat and other similar artist that rarely list the tabla players name on there recordings.
This has changed a lot for the Khyal tabliya and is now changing more for the light music tabliya.
Ustad Tari Khan should have some credit for bringing the light and folk tabla style into the spotlight and showing his fantastic artistry in this area of music.



ganesha (Jan 24, 2003 07:59 p.m.):
Hello, I would like to know where is the difference between tabla solo and tabla accompaniment. Recently I listened a performance of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and the tabla on this recording sounds quite different than the tabla you can hear on any recording of Ravi Shankar or Zakir Hussain, more virtuously.
Thanks in advance for your opinions
ganesha
Re:tabla accompaniment Jan 25, 2003 05:37 p.m.


Warren, thanks for your explanation, it looks like to be very interesting.
Do you know where can I find some tabla exercises to learn more about Qawalli style? I am very interested because this style seems to be very useful for accompaning any kind of music, since pop to jazz or flamenco.
Thanks again for your kindness.
Warren
Re:tabla accompaniment Jan 26, 2003 10:31 a.m.


Look back at all our forum messages on Kaharwa, this is the tal associated with this style.
Karharwa and the style of music that it is used in is learned more like other drum styles. The learning is based more on listening and copying what you hear so this means that if you are to take that road you need to find teachers that focus on that style and or practice to recordings that feature that style. There is comparativily little written about it. And the art is learned more through the ear.



ganesha (Jan 25, 2003 05:37 p.m.):
Warren, thanks for your explanation, it looks like to be very interesting.
Do you know where can I find some tabla exercises to learn more about Qawalli style? I am very interested because this style seems to be very useful for accompaning any kind of music, since pop to jazz or flamenco.
Thanks again for your kindness.
ganesha
Re:tabla accompaniment Jan 28, 2003 01:45 p.m.


Hi everyone
Finally, I�ve found a webpage where are explained some tabla taals of the Khawara style, with audio samples.
I imagine this page has a very elemental level. For my level, this page is great. Here is the adress of the page:
http://passion.virtualave.net/tabla.htm
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