The Art of the Indian Tabla

Presented by Badal Roy.

The Tabla is an enormously versatile instrument which originated in India. The right hand drum is called Tabla, and the left hand drum is called Bayan. The Tabla is also a tunable instrument. To learn to play Tabla you have to learn the language of the right hand drum ( tin, tun, te ,ta and na etc), the language of the left hand drum (ga, ge, kat etc), and how to use both hands together (dha,dhin, dhe etc). You have to sing the language and play the language (sound). Badal will show how to play 4 beats, 6 beats and 7 beats etc.

















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