How many Paltas of a Kaida should one be able to demonstrate. Just that through my years of learning tabla most teachers just gave me 3 to 4 palta, said go away come back next week and we start something different, new kaida, tihai or something else.
I am with a new teacher he is just sticking to one kaida. He mentioned that we can go up to 25 palta. This seems a better method of learning because I can focus more on the set piece and practice it properly and get more of a feel of it. I feel that it�s much better to feel the beauty of the set material.
I don�t know whether this is the right or wrong way to learn something, but if feels good and it�s a more methodical way of learning. I am walking away from a tabla class with knowledge and strength of this excellent kaida.
How do other members of the Tabla Forum go about practising kaidas. How many paltas do they implement? what do you recommend? I heard that one new student wanted to take lessons from an Ustad. The Ustad kindly asked him to play any kaida with 20 variations.
This shocked me with the 2 or 3 that I knew, so is this only needed if you are wanting to take the professional path. Or is it good to practice 20 palta at any level.
I believe it's good to learn the method of making variations. If you learn just a couple of variations you may have difficulties to understand kaida and it's possibilities. When you have the real understanding of kaida you can play more freely and develop ideas on the run. Not just depend on few variations you've learned aloud. It's important to understand what happens in each variation, how they are linked together and what effect a certain structure gives.
hits (Jun 22, 2003 05:55 p.m.): hey! i just started actually taking lessons a few months ago but have been playing self taught tabla for bhajans and garba for a few years now!
well we have a kaida every1 few weeks of so...there are 5 of us in our lesson...and until each can play to a top quality..we will just not move on. and within this we have 7 paltas..1 for each day
Every week a new kaida? Wow, I am playing for 7 years now and during this time my teacher gave me about a dozen kaida's (teental)and still I can not play them properly like it should. Double speed,etc... The first year I played nothing else than the beginners-kaida.
my teacher generally gives me one or two new kaidas a week nowadays, with anywhere from four to eight variations (more occasionally) for each. I tend to make up my own variations after that if I feel like it, and then I can just pick which ones I want to play.