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ineedhellp
question - TRKT Jun 06, 2003 10:53 a.m.


hello.
I've been learning tabla for 2 years now and i still have trouble with tirekita.

Im not sure if to play right at the tip of my fingers or at the first bend near the tip. My fingers are quite long and its hard to keep them straight esp. when playing te te ta - trkt take trkt - however, when i try to straighten them, the sound doesnt come out right, because my fingers are forced into that position.

please let me know what you think.

Thanks

Roopak
Re:question - TRKT Jun 19, 2003 10:57 p.m.


ti-ra-ki-ta is played with the first section (of three) of your fingers touching the syahi.

You should not bend your fingers, niether should you play with just the tip.

aanaddha
Re:question - TRKT Jun 20, 2003 10:30 a.m.


[quote]ineedhellp (Jun 06, 2003 10:53 a.m.):
hello.
I've been learning tabla for 2 years now and i still have trouble with tirekita.

Im not sure if to play right at the tip of my fingers or at the first bend near the tip. My fingers are quite long and its hard to keep them straight esp. when playing te te ta - trkt take trkt - however, when i try to straighten them, the sound doesnt come out right, because my fingers are forced into that position.

You should consider yourself fortunate - after playing for nearly six years I've only recently discovered that I should be playing 'trkt' with my wrist and not my fingers. I also have long fingers and I work a lot with my hands so the natural tendency was to play with the emphasis on moving my fingers as in typing or playing a stringed instrument. (wrong).
Instead, the fingers (esp. the index finger and the elbow - and the shoulder, etc.) should be RELAXED and the emphasis should be as in turning a doornob rapidly back and forth with the wrist and palm of your hand. Or hitting the gob with your fingers in an alternating flip-flop motion back and forth. Not an easy thing for me to learn. Try it on a hard surace first and see what I mean.
Depending on the style of playing the pads of your fingers will still strike the center gob in the appropriate sequence but with greater force and with much greater consistency and precise rythm.
Good question and good self-observation. Don't give up yet. Hope this helps.

Aanaddha

Rohit
Re:question - TRKT Jun 20, 2003 04:41 p.m.


Hey Anaddha,
you're right, tirkit is played with the wrist, just look at a video with Zakir, his hand looks like its flopping around! The biggest problem i have is getting that crisp sound out of my tirkit. Right now i have a kind of 'fish flopping on water' sound. I guess i just have to keep practicing putting more strenghth into into it. Anyways, i have to stop writing here, or i could go on for hours!

God bless,
Rohit

Ananth
Re:question - TRKT Jun 20, 2003 10:11 p.m.


Keep aiming for the centre of the syahi for T & R You will get the crisp sound you desire with some perseverence.
Ananth.
Minesh
Re:question - TRKT Jun 25, 2003 01:42 p.m.


when playing te te ta - trkt take trkt - Actually I am also learning to play ti te ta tirkit tak tirkit. It is same like yours but I have problem with playing tak (take).
Any suggestion on how to play tak?

please let me know what you think.

Thanks[/quote]

Bhavesh _Patel
Re:question - TRKT Jun 25, 2003 09:23 p.m.


Hi,
While you want to play tereketa taka in light music clip like teta ta tereketa taka terekate. Play taka full means ta on tabla shyahi and ka on bayan.

But when you want to play tereketa taka on some kayda or rela and it is getting hard to play taka full at dhut speed. You can play fourceful ta and don't play ka.

GUJJU
Re:question - TRKT Jul 08, 2003 10:00 a.m.


In trkt taka trkt,
it is hard to play takA.

I mean it should be tak ,like ka played right after ta on syahi .Almost sound like played at same time.

Like in hindi,pronunciation is
Ram not RamA
Achanak not AchanakA.
Reciting kA makes playing slow.
In drut speed ,we can neglect ka as patel suggested.

Any comments pls.


Any

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