A little tip for a good dhe-re. If you make it part of your daily routine to play dhere dhere kitataka tere tere kitataka. Do this for 10-20 mins each day for one year. This is before you include dhere in any other compositions. I'm now one month into doing this and I can see good improvements. I think that after one year it should sound nice. A nice smooth dhere is very effective and is well worth spending time on.
I have to add ,make sure you are enough warmed up before you start to play Dhere Dhere. I do it at the end of my daily practise. A nice Kaida: Dha Tirekitetake Tet Dheredhere Kite Dha Tirekitetake Tina Kitetake Ta Tirekitetake Tet TereTere Kite Dha Tirekitetake Dhina Kitetake
Not to be picky but Gere dhere is not an interchangeable shortcut, it's not to be traded as a whim. When the preceding bol is taka we customarily play dhere but when the preceding bol is kita then we switch to gere. example: dha-tere kitataka terekita geredhere dheredhere kitataka ta-tere kitataka If the preceding line in a palta is kita swith to ge. It is not possible to play dhere after kita at high speeds.Try you'll see what I mean . gere instead of dhere is just an omission of the right hand in order to flow with the preceeding bol if you play taka before dhere you should play the full dhere So sort of as a loose rule you can follow this . I haven't seen kita followed by dhere and when it is written you still generally play gere. This way you don't have to think about it and wonder what bol your to play. Warren http://www.angelfire.com/music3/tabla