I am a student learning Tabla. I have been playing Ti ri ki ta in a following Manner: 1. Ti with middle finger 2. Ri with first finger 3. Ki : on dagga wth left palm... 4. Ta with middle finger again...
But when I try to play Ti ri ki ta ti ri ki ta ... Then it is a little bit difficult. 2. I know people have benn playing the last bol : ta with ring finger so that the next ti can be played with the middle finger.
If I continue to play the way described above in step 1. can I succesfully achieve good speed after a good amount practice like 1 or 2 yrs?
Just play tirikita the way you do so. If you r playing tirikitatirikita, the last bol(ta) of the first phrase will end with the middle and ring finger and the first ti of the second phrase will also start with middle and ring finger. Fingering doesn't change only it becomes more difficult b'cause of the same fingers ending one phrase and immediately starting another one. Lots of practise and in two years u will be there.
My teacher has told me that all depends of how much power you want in your sound. If you'r playing a delicate Delhi gharana composition you can use only your middle finger on Ti, but if you'r playing a big, full tone, Benares gharana composition you can use middle, ring and little fingers together on Ti.