the shape of the hammer,why 2 different shaped sides of head ?..what is the part at the bottem of the stem for ? it looks like a 3 use hammer , what are they ? [obvious 1st].., also is there any rock /pop rhythms for tabla, ? like the conga type parts,similiar flow.., i no longer hit strap to tune now..ive moved on ..to my thumb..sometimes braid ...is there a sequence to insert gatta on bayan ?..is the strap order same as dayan ?..2 3 1 4 . thanks replys.
the other side of the hammer is to hit the gatta. No, i dont think there is any western music for Tablas, you'll have to come up with it on your own, though you could use something like Kherwa for 4/4 times .... or TinTal. For gatta insertion, David Courtney has a great page for this kind of stuf: https://chandrakantha.com/tablasite/
go there and you'll find lots of information on Tablas.