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Peter L
Dhe-re Jul 21, 2002 09:28 a.m.

i thought i saw somethig about this a while ago, but can't find it now.

is dhe-re played with the outside of the hand first (ie pinkie side) or the inside (thumb side)?


Re:Dhe-re Jul 21, 2002 10:30 a.m.

Pinky side first
Peter L
Re:Dhe-re Jul 22, 2002 11:30 p.m.

i thought so, thanks
Re:Dhe-re Jul 29, 2002 06:26 p.m.

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.
Re:Dhe-re Jul 30, 2002 12:14 a.m.

After a year of playing I have now begun my DheRe Dhere compositions with my teacher, its very tuff on some muscles in my forearm that I dont think have ever been used.

A small tip if your going at it alone, watch how far past the tabla your finger tips go, I started out trying to go way past where i should have been.

Re:Dhe-re Jul 30, 2002 06:58 a.m.

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
Re:Dhe-re Jul 30, 2002 02:02 p.m.

Here is a little trick with Dhere Dhere:

When Playing, Dha terekete Dhere Dhere Dhere Ketetaka quickly, you might try

Dha terekete ghe re dhere dhere ketetetkaka
where the first "re" is the dhe in dhere Staring with the ring finger first. Does this help?

Re:Dhe-re Jul 30, 2002 02:05 p.m.

By the way, I definitely suggest learning Dhere Dhere the "correct" way before attempting the shortcut described above. As in the sciences, there is no substitute for a good foundation in the basics.
Re:Dhe-re Aug 06, 2002 04:54 p.m.

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.
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