Just a reflection. This forum is to my opinion one of the best place to exchange and discuss seriously about any topic relating to tabla. At times we can notice the discussion starting to deteriorate on some of the topics but we succeed to not go too far and have the reflex of retracting ourselves instead of replying. Congratulations to all of us ! Let's keep it that way. There will be other times where the tension might go up a few notch� lets just remember to keep this place clean and respectful like it is now !
In the spirit of sharing. Since ka�das and variations is the main form of learning this particular instrument I feel I never have enough material (I'm surely not the only one !) on the 4 basic and most important cycles . In that perspective, I will start new threads untitled "Tintal Ka�da", "Ektal Ka�da", "Jhaptal Ka�da", and "Rupak tal Ka�da". My wish is that others, like me, will do the same providing to all readers (tabla fans !) quality material to work on and be nourished by the variety of information. Using these ka�das and variations will enrich our personal practice sessions but most importantly improve our playing ! This forum will then become THE best place to consult on the art of tabla playing.
My suggestions are :
1. Keep the title of the thread clear. (cycle, basic phrase�) Ex. Tintal Ka�da using "dha tirakita dha ge na".
2. Keep the notation as clear as possible. There is different ways of writing tabla notations. Some are less confusing then others. Choose one you are comfortable with thinking others will be interested in understanding.
3. If possible provide some variations or ideas of variations.
4. Provide a tiha� to conclude, if possible.
5. Replies are encouraged if related to the particular thread.
Gabriel, Terrific diversion from the current mood! I like your notation - obviously you put a lot of time and effort and it is GREATLY appreciated. It'd be nice to keep this as a standard notation form for future contributions. Maybe you could explain in a little detail how to type compositions in this message window so that they appear line for line and not get broken up or dispersed with large gaps. Cutting and pasting from another word processor doesn't always lead to legible results. Also how to do the little squiggle ~ on top of the a' in 'dha' and 'na' ?
I'll be working on the Rupak portion if someone else doesn't beat me to it.
Simple, copy and paste from a word document. But I agree with you, the margins are pretty narrow on the forum and it doesn't always comes out as we want. (If M. Courtney could do something about this it would be highly appreciated)
As far as the " � " it is from a selection of optional symbols from my keybord and I created a short key (alt + a). The problem is that the forum will not accept the symbol when typed directly, but it will from a word document. So, I really have to copy and paste. An alternative would be to use " � ". The idea behind that is simply to clarify weither or not it is an harmonic stroke. Ex : tirakita t�ke (with the harmonic stroke) tirakita taka (no harmonic stroke)