INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Tabla Forum: new to tabla


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new to tabla Feb 09, 2001 01:59 p.m.

hi, to everyone:
I am new to this forum and to Tabla playing.
I started to take lessons.
I have a few questions.
1. for now I am renting a set, when I am ready to buy how important is it to have a good set?
will it make my practice easier, any thoughts?


Re:new to tabla Feb 09, 2001 05:46 p.m.

Dear Friend,

It is very important to have a good and well-sounded tabla. When your tabla is not okay then you don't like to play on it very much because you don't enjoy of the sound.

Hope it is useful for you.


Re:new to tabla Feb 13, 2001 06:11 a.m.

I agree with a set of tablas that don't sound good you just can't enjoy playing them. A good set doesn't need to be expensive, I got my tablas through my teacher when I first started playing. I got a complete set for �135 (approx $200 including rings, hammer, bag, etc) and my second tabla for �50 (about $75). On showing them to other tabla players I've always been told that my drums are really nice (although the skin on one is starting to get a bit worn now).
Re:new to tabla Feb 21, 2001 11:24 p.m.

Dear friend,
Here' s a kaida from the delhi gharana
dha tite dhatite dha dha tite dha-ge teena gina
ta tite ta tite dha dha tite dha ge teena gina
master this kaida it looks simple but it is the hardest kaida good luck
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