How To Play Tabla: Mridanga, Kongo, Bongo and Tabla Tarang
by Krishana Kumar Agrwal & Hazi Shabban Khan
Paperback (Edition: 2006)
|1||Selection of the Instrument
Classification of the musical instruments, their uses, merits and limitations and the role of the tabla in the field of music.
|2||Know Your Tabla
Its history and importance, comparison between the tabla pair and the mridanga, shapes of tabla, duggi and dhama. Main parts of these instruments with their settings.
|3||Tune Your Tabla Pair
Selection of proper notes or swaras for the tabla tuning and practical ways of tuning. How to increase and decreasethe pitches of sounds of the tabla, dagga and dhama.
|4||Laya or Tempo and Taal
Definitions of the laya and taal, their uses in tabla-vadan and their main classes and groups.
|5||Production of Various Boles on Tabla Pair
Seven basic boles or varnas, elevenboles produced on the tabla and four boles of duggi or dhama with all combined boles. Production of each bole with photographs of proper actions.
|6||Selected Technical Terms
Sam or Sum,Taali, Khali, Theka, Mohara, Mukhada, Gat,Paran, Tukada, Uthan, Kayada, Palta, Peshkar,Laggi, Bant, Rela, Sangat And Tihaee.
|7||Mohare, Mukhade and Uthans
Boles of three moharars, two mukhdas, three uthans and one theka with sam, taalis and khalis.
|8||Proper Postures for Playing
Four traditional styles of sitting with several modern styles.
|9.||Taals for Vocal Music
29 easy to play taals, played with film songs, folk music and sugam shastriya sangeet.
|10.||Ek Taal and Teen Taal
Complete boles with Thekas, Kayada, Tiyas and Paltas.
|11.||Other Famous Taals
51 taals used in dances, classical music, sugam sangeet, folk songs and also played in solo form
|12.||Some Uncommon Taals
33 popular taals of small size
Its importance and limitations, selection, setting and tuning of the tablas and proper playing
|14.||Mridangam or Pakhawaz
Parts of the mridang with its boles and proper playing.
|15.||Congo, Bongo and Jazz
Complete description of these three European instruments with their tuning and playing