INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Tabla Forum: Sweaty Hands

 

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Vikash
Sweaty Hands Oct 04, 2003 07:09 p.m.


Hi,

While practicing I find that my hands get very sweaty and I've damaged the Syahi on the Dayan significantly when my fourth finger rests on its outskirts. Luckily, these tabla are very old so I'm not bothered about them, but now that I've bought a new pair I don't want the same to happen again.

I can't constantly use powder to soak up the moisture, because it begins to build up on the Syahi.

Anyone else suffer from this? What can I do?

Shawn
Re:Sweaty Hands Oct 04, 2003 08:19 p.m.


Hi,

I reccomend that you turn your dahina every 10-15 minutes while you practice. That way, your finger will rest in a different spot.

Also, it's good to wash your hands before you play.

I suppose you could always place a fan nearby, to keep you cool while you practice.


Shawn
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Beenkarji
Re:Sweaty Hands Oct 05, 2003 12:34 a.m.


Every consider kneading a piece of clay before practicing, it really will dry up your hands very nicely. Also switch to corn starch too, it works better for some people.
Beenkar Ted Ceplina
Shawn
Re:Sweaty Hands Oct 05, 2003 08:37 a.m.


Hi,

Corn starch cakes up a lot more than talcum powder. I wouldn't reccomend using it...


Shawn
http://www.percussionist.net
Beenkarji
Re:Sweaty Hands Oct 06, 2003 12:31 a.m.


Of course it cakes up, thats why you use a credit card every once and a while. The disadvantage to talcum is that it accumulates in your lungs, and over time can cause some serious issues down the road.
Beenkar Ted Ceplina
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