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Online Tabla Lessons for Intermediate Students | Level - 2

In this course, students will have an idea of Kaida, Rela, Laggi, Tukra, Gat, Chakardar in Teen Taal and Jhap Taal and also they will know how the improvisations proceeds for Kaida, Rela, etc. They will also learn some more composition’s on those 2 Taals. Here they will be introduced with Suruyat & Peshkar (both are the same in some Gharanas and in some, they play both separately), those are played during the beginning of a Tabla solo. This is a very important part of training. Though it’s played in the beginning, students will start learning this at this level, as these compositions are ornamented with some intricate Layakari (rhythmic pattern), Modulations of Bayan, and also some Bol’s (Syllables) which need to be polished during previous courses, only then it will be comfortable to play and they could enjoy the beauty of Suruyat & Peshkar. They will learn more Bayan modulations with some compositions and part practices and recitation of Jhap Taal in a different tempo. Rupal Taal – 7 beats will be introduced with some compositions- kaida, rela, and also some fixed compositions- Takra, Gat, Chakardar. Students will learn Jaati, Khanda Jaati, and Mishra Jaati, how to recite and small compositions, this will help them to understand the layakari in a higher level and also will help during accompaniment. In this level, they will learn Keharwa Taal – 8 beats, theka, and some variations of theka. This Taal is very popular with Bhajan & Thumri, Dadra.

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Apurba Mukherjee

30 Years Experience

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords:

    Tabla Indian classical music world music, Expert Tabla teacher, Basics of Tabla, Tabla
  • Education

    B.SC (Honors) from Asutosh College / Calcutta University. A Talented Tabla Player In The World Of Indian Classical Music. As A Disciple Of Pandit Shankar Ghosh, He Has Performed Widely In India & Abroad And Performed Experimental Music Projects With Musicians Overseas

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    Secretary & Artistic Director ( No Fees for the post, charitable work) - "Mangalacharana" - a charitable organisation to support Artists and needy people, protect and promote various Art Forms through Cultural Exchange programmes and charitable activities.

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Course Details

1. Suruyat / Peshkar – Teen Taal

2. Some more composition’s in Teen Taal – Kaida, Rela, Laggi, Kaidang Gat. Some of those with tricky rhythmic patterns.

3. Some composition’s in Jhaap Taal – Kaida, Rela, Laggi, etc.

4. Modulations of Bayan.

5. Some compositions with Bayan modulations.

6. Some more fixed composition’s in Teen Taal – Tukra,Gat, Paran, Chakardar, Do Palli, Tri Palli etc.

7. More fixed composition’s in Jhaap Taal – Tukra, Gat, Paran, Chakardar etc.

8. How to recite Jhaap Taal in Teengun and Chougun and also the composition’s in those tempo.

9. Introduction of Rupak Taal – 7 beats.

10. Recitation of Rupak Taal with Taali Khali System- Ekgun, Dwigun, Teengun and Chowgun.

11. Some compositions in Rupak Taal – Kaida, Rela.

12. Fixed Compositions in Rupak Taal – Tukra, Gat, Chakardar, etc & revision of earlier learned fixed compositions in Teen Taal & Jhap Taal

13. Introduction of Khanda Jaati and Mishra Jaati – recitation.

14. Keharwa Taal (8 beats) – Theka and some variations.

About the teacher: Apurba is a bright and talented Tabla player in the world of Indian Classical Music. As a disciple of Pandit Shankar Ghosh, he has performed widely in India and abroad, accompanying well-known musicians of the country(such as Ustad Saiuddin Dagar, Pt. Vinayak Torvi, Smt Purnima Sen, Smt Sanjukta Ghosh, Prof. Mohan Singh, Sri Kushal Das, Sri Kaivalya Kumar Gurav, Sri Partho Sarothi, Sri Partha Bose, Sri Sanjoy Banerjee, and others) as well as composing and performing experimental music projects with musicians overseas.

Some important Concerts Apurba has performed in India: Saaz e Bahaar - NCPA (Mumbai), Thumri Festival (Sahitya Kala Parishad, Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi),Baba Harivallabh Sangeet Mahasabha- Jalandhar, Kumbh Mela- Prayagraj (Department of Culture, Uttar Pradesh Govt.), Dr.Basant Rao Deshpande Smriti Sangeet Samaroh (Nagpur,SCZCC,Ministry Of Culture, Govt Of India), Ravi Shankar Centre - RIMPA Festival (New Delhi),Sangeet Bihaan- Sangeet Natak Academy (Patna), West Bengal State Music Academy Annual Music Festival (Kolkata), ITC Sangeet Research Academy (Kolkata),Santarampant Kirvadkar Smriti Shastriya Sangee Mahotsav, SCZCC, Ministry Of Culture, Govt Of India- Nagpur, Ballygunge Maitryee Music Circle (Kolkata), Basant RituAyee (EZCC, Govt.Of.India),Kala Prakash (Varanasi), SangeetPiyasi, BagbajarAlapan, Shobhabazar Sangeet Sammelan , St.Xavier’s College (kolkata), NTPC (Bihar), Sri Auriobindo Auditorium (Auroville, New Delhi and Pondicherry), IIC (New Delhi),India Institute Of Fundamental Research(Bangalore),Krishna Kriti Festival (Hyderabad),Calcutta Television, Tara Bangla, Kolkata TV & DD Bangla (Television Shows).

Besides playing important concerts in India he has also perfomed in impotant Festivals and concerts in various Countries of Canada, Europe and Middle East, such as – Learn Quest Music Conference (Boston, USA),Indian Fine Arts Academy San Diego (San Diego, USA), India Community Center (Rochester, USA), Raga Mala ,Calgary (Canada), Raga Mala, Edmonton (Canada),House Of India (San Diego,USA), Indian Performing Arts Of Charlotte (USA), MIT (Boston, USA), International Mugam Festival (Baku, Azerbaijan), Oriental Landscape Festival (Damascus, Syria), Ali Akbar College Of Music, (Basel, Switzerland),Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt(Berlin), Helsinki University (Finland), Tours University and Conservatory (France),MusseGuimet (National Museum for Oriental Art and Culture, Paris),Les Orientales Festival (France), RASA(Holland), Festival - Bombaysers de Lille 3000 (Lille, France), Bose Blue Note Jazz Fest (Paris), Oslo Opera (Norway),London Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival (Canada), Paleo Festival (Nyon, Swiss), etc.

Workshops and Lecture Demonstrations- Governor’s School in Winston Salem (North Caroline, USA), Governor’s School in Raleigh (North Caroline, USA), Conservatory of Angers – France, International Dance Workshop in Metz (France), Higher Institute of Music (Damascus, Syria), Workshop and demonstration about Indian Rhythm in Tours Conservatory (France), Workshop in Conservatory Departmental Emile Goue (Gueret, France), workshops in Auroville (Pondicherry), Association Bhairavi -France, Association Hidole- South France, Anagath (France), etc.

Apurba has demonstrated different Tala for a CD-ROM, "Antara", which is about the introductions of Indian Classical Music. Maestros like Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pandit Brij Narayan and Smt. Shruti Sadolikar has also performed on this CD-ROM. Collaborations- Apurba composed and collaborated with great musicians for different projects, like with Jamshid Chemirani, Bijan, and Keyvan Chemirani, withPrem Joshua, with Erik Truffaz Quartet, with Erik Truffaz and Malcolm Braff for Indian Project ( BENARES- Cd from EMI-Blue Note), to name a few. Apurba’s style depicts wonderful filigree of thought, imagination, taalim, and riyaaz.


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