INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Tabla Forum: Kinar strokes


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Kinar strokes Feb 12, 2001 08:06 a.m.

I have seen that some accompanists would play all strokes on the Kinar on the tabla even when playing the theka. A few of the Tabla players in Ragi jathas ( Sikh devotional music groups) seem to do that with extraodinary skill for quite a beautiful effect.

Is there a name for the technique ? Are there any guidelines as to when and how it can be used ? And lastly, is it a valid exercise to practise as such to improve the crispness and intensity of one's kinar strokes ?

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