do both hands ever play on one tabla? what would be played if so?...the site warren ashford mentionsit has tabla introduction..where could i get bols for it?..thans pedro and raul for replies..scotland
Yes, this is possible but this is normally done to add "special" effects. If you attend some Tabla Solo concerts, many a times, the performer plays these special effects to keep the audience in place.
Even though these effects are possible using both the hands on Tabla( Dayan, right hand drum ), I have seen these mostly involving Bayan( base drum ). For example, it is very easy to produce the sound of approaching railway-->passing railway--->passed railway using both the hands on the base-drum.
Right hand drum can also be played with both the hands to create some effects/fast rendering.
I do not know any other case where both the hands are used to play a single drum!
I agree with Rahul. Here is a nice use of both hands on Dayan: DhaDha DhaDha DhinDhin DhinDhin naranara naranara na- TeteTete TeteTete KaTeteKa TeteKaTe DhaDha Dha-KaTe DhaDha Dha-KaTe DhaDha Dha. (Varanasi style)
nara= na (normal right hand na or ta) and ra (index finger of left hand in the kinar sounding just like na)