The Tabla Strokes in Detail

A Comprehensive Video Tutorial

Upon popular request, we have released a tabla tutorial in which we elaborate on the basic tabla strokes briefly highlighted in the first segment of In the Footsteps of the Masters, Episode 1: The Basic Strokes. This includes the strokes of dha, ta, ghe, te, te (de), tu, kat and ke, which have all been explained in detail in this video, along with demonstrations. Remember that comments and queries are always welcomed at Save the Sitar!

This article is not an episode in our series In the Footsteps of the Masters, but rather a detailed lesson which you can refer to while following the series.

Sites to Check Out

The 42 Lessons for the Tabla (Smithsonian Folkways)

In the Footsteps of the Masters (Our YouTube Playlist)

This article, including the inserted video(s), is not a substitute for the booklet “42 Lessons for the Tabla”. Please read the relevant parts of the booklet along with this article for a fuller understanding of the series “In the Footsteps of the Masters”.

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