Introduction to Tabla by Ashwin Batish: Tabla Tutor #1 (1994)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Instrumental Music  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

The tabla is a percussion instrument that is a critical part of the rhythmic foundation of both classical and folk music in India. This video, featuring noted Indian musician Ashwin Batish, offers novice musicians an introduction to the basics of the instrument: how it's constructed, what to call the various parts of the drum, how the instrument should be tuned and approached, and some basic rhythmic exercises that will help beginners absorb the complexities of this unique instrument.



classical-music, drums, India (subcontinent), music-lessons, percussion-instruments, rhythm