Let the beat flow from your hands
and ripple to the soul.
Playing Tabla is Joy
Children and Adults focus on the precision of their playing with their hands and how to control:
Playing tabla is a time honored tradition that is fundamental to Indian music and Sikh banis.
I have played with,
for as long as I can remember,
1-1 & with groups,
during temple services
in India, Glen Rock - NJ and Connecticut.
Tabla are a pair of small drums. The higher-pitched of the two drums, which is played with the right hand, is also referred to individually as the tabla or as the daya (dahina or dayan, meaning “right”).
It is a single-headed drum usually of wood and having the profile of two truncated cones bulging at the centre, the lower portion shorter. It is about 25 cm (10 inches) in height and 15 cm (6 inches) across. Skin tension is maintained by thong lacings and wooden dowels that are tapped with a hammer in retuning. It is usually tuned to the tonic, or ground note, of the raga (melodic framework).