Tabla for All

A complete learning method for Indian tabla percussion set

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  • Author: Ricardo Hambra
  • ISMN: 979-020630344-9
  • Size: 9 x 12.0 inches
  • Pages: 98


Tabla for All is a complete learning method for Indian Tabla percussion set, intended to gradually develop the Tabla player's skills, from the beginner stages of playing position and tuning, to more advanced levels of interpretation. It is also designed for musicians and general public who are interested in learning how the Industani Tala system of rhythmic cycles works.

With a simple and novel system based on the onomatopoeic syllables commonly used in the Industani music, it is accessible for anyone, even without prior knowledge of traditional music notation. Tabla for All includes plenty of graphics, pictures, and 2 CDs with 70 audio examples, analyzing in detail the intricate fascinating Tabla technique skills: strokes, vocal percussion, different time signatures, fixed compositions, and variations, etc.

Contents: Acknowledgments * Introduction * The Tabla * Tabla Bols * Exercies for Practice * Definitions of Industani Rhythmic Terms * Thythmic Phrases (with two, three, four, six, and eight Matras for practice) * Talas-Rhythmic Cyles * Talas-Practice Section * Kaidas-Fixed Compositions * More Bols for Advanced Practice * Graphic Illustrations of the Tabla Drums and Components * Glossary * Resources * About the Author * CD Contents/Audio Examples. English & Spanish.