Basic Tabla For Beginners | Tabla Basic Notes | Tabla Tutor

First Name
Unmesh
Last Name
Banerjee
Course Summary

This course is an introduction to the tabla, one of the most popular percussion instruments in Hindustani classical music. Students will learn the basics—from the parts of the tabla to playing taals—over the course of 13 weeks. Basic Tabla for Beginners is designed for those who are new to playing, and can be customized to each student’s progression by the highly experienced and talented instructor, Unmesh Banjeree. Successful completion of this course will leave students with a fundamental understanding of this classic instrument. 

Course Duration
13 Weeks
Number of Students per section
2
Course Level
Beginner
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Google Hangout
Individuals
US$18.00

per week per student

1 week =
1
class
1 class =
60
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

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Instructor
First Name
Unmesh
Last Name
Banerjee
Number of years of relevant experience
20 Years
Teacher skill Keywords
Indian Rhythm
Work Details
Organization / Institute Name
Professional Musician
Organization / Institute Name
Tabla teacher

Course Details

Best for total beginners, this short-term course will begin by teaching the different tabla parts and their purpose, followed by learning some of the basic bols. Bols are the different sounds produced by the Tabla (Indian drums) when striking them in a certain way. These notes are then used to play different types of compositions—like kaida, rela, tukra, and chakradar. Further along in the course, the instructor will teach the concepts of tala and theka—the basics of rhythm—and students will learn a few of the more common taals. By the end of the course, students will be able to play taals such as teen taal, keharwa, and dadra. 

Students will need to have their own tabla and a desire to participate in live online learning with one of the most promising tabla players of his generation, Unmesh Banjeree. Each student will benefit from Unmesh’s lifelong experience and his willingness to tailor the course to his students’ age and learning style. This customization will increase retention and enjoyment for any student. By the end of the 13 weeks, Basic Tabla for Beginners will have provided a strong foundation of knowledge and technique from which students can grow and build on.

After successful completion of this course, students can gear themselves for the next course by Unmesh Banerjee: Tabla Lessons for Advanced Students and Learning Classical Indian Rhythm | Konnakol

About Unmesh Banerjee: As the child of prominent North Indian classical musicians, Unmesh Banjeree has been playing tabla almost his entire life. He began performing at age six and has been playing solos and accompaniment with prestigious artists across India since, including the Sangeet Research Academy and Kalashree Music Circle. Unmesh is an alum of St. Xavier’s Collegiate School, Kolkata and a recipient of the CCRT Scholarship for Young Musicians. He has a keen interest in fusion music, Carnatic rhythm, and challenging taalas and nadais. Unmesh endeavors to infuse interest and respect for this traditional art form in the hearts and minds of all his students.

The ipassio Edge

The ipassio edge: Short term courses deal with creating a strong foundation on a specific topic. The syllabus of a short term course is predefined and ready before the commencement of the course. This gives students an understanding about the knowledge they will gain in the stipulated period of time, helping them in their planning and decision making. The persistent support from teachers enables the student to accomplish and achieve the desired result or outcome within the given timeframe. The class strength for short term courses, is limited to 5, ensuring that each student gets attention. A set of 5 individuals enrolling for a short term course encourages learning from peers and social interaction. This short term course bodes good for students passionate about learning, setting them up for the long term or advanced level of learning.

Prerequites

A Tabla set, notebook and pen to note the recitals provided during the class.

Weekly Schedule

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Section A
Sun 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
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Section B
Wed 02:45 AM - 03:45 AM America/New_York
2 Seats
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Section C
Wed 07:00 AM - 08:00 AM America/New_York
2 Seats
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FAQs

Question
How much time should a student devote to practice everyday?
Answer
Apart from these online lessons, a regular and honest practice of 30 minutes everyday is required.
Question
What if the student is unable to attend an upcoming class?
Answer
The student is required to inform the teacher about his absence from a particular session, two days prior to the class. In such a case, the teacher will reschedule the class and conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student. In case the student misses to give two days prior notice about his absence to the teacher, then the decision to conduct another class for that student is completely based on teacher’s discretion.
Question
What if the teacher wishes to reschedule a class?
Answer
In case the teacher is unavailable for the scheduled class, he/she will inform the students two days prior to the class. The teacher will conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student.
Question
How long will the teacher take to respond to a query raised after class hours?
Answer
Students should get a response within 24 hours, if the teacher is not preoccupied or traveling.
Question
How does a student get assessed through the duration of the course and does he/she get a certificate on completion?
Answer
They will tested on their efficiency at the end of every week. On completion of the course, student will receive a certificate.

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