THE ESSENTIAL FREE GUIDE
TO STARTING OUT ON TABLA
This guide represents a completely transparent approach to
learning Indian Tabla. The guide covers the subject in such
a way as to make the techniques and rhythmic frameworks
totally accessible to anyone. It comes with all examples
represented by mp3.
The guide starts by covering a brief history with general
information on the instrument with sections on playing
styles, the phonetic vocal system and cultural setting. The
reader learns the individual strokes on the drums with
concise yet detailed descriptions along with photos.
Each new stroke is introduced and is then incorporated into
a set of patterns combining it with other strokes learnt up
to that point. No knowledge of sight-reading is required for
The guide is an ideal starting point for anyone interested
in playing tabla, whether they want to pursue a full
classical study of the instrument, or just simply learn a
few basic patterns and sounds for a session or two, or even
just for fun at home. The guide is designed to be easily
accessible and to open the door of tabla playing for
Read the PDF guide whilst you listen to the
musical examples clearly demonstrated at different tempos,
from very, very slow to medium tempo.
The guide is copyright but totally free, so
if you feel your benefiting from it, why not support the
cause and buy one of my CD's.