Online Tabla Lessons for Advanced Level







by Shailendra Mishra

25 Years Experience

Top Grade artist of All India Radio & cultural representative through ICCR, Govt. of India.

US $60 per class |

for 1-on-1, 45 mins class

Pay as you go, 2 classes at a time

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Instruction Language

: English

Course Summary

This advanced course on Tabla by Shailendra Mishra will be taught Onlive (Online + Live), on a 1-on-1 basis. All the topics in the advanced category will expose the students and music lovers to learning the intricate movement of fingers, wrist, hand and develops focus/concentration and other creative inner qualities of the student in relation with the Tabla, which ultimately brings composure, balance, inspiration and a meaning - these are some of the salient features of learning the instrument in this course. Students can continue to pick up their rhythm where they will be taught in an authentic way.

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Shailendra Mishra Tabla Teacher

Shailendra Mishra

Experience: 25 Years

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords

    Performances, Tabla
  • Work Details

    Tabla Player, Performer, Educator - Music

    Top Grade Artist - All India Radio (AIR)

  • 51 Online live sessions completed

    This particular teacher is already a hit among our students.
  • About the Course

    The advanced course on the musical instrument Tabla will be taught over the span of 52 weeks. Your instructor for this course, Shailendra Mishra will be teaching enrolling advanced students, taals (rhythmic cycles), knowing tabla as an accompanying instrument, preparing students to perform solos in different taals including uncommon taals. The student will learn in detail, lessons that include traditional compositions of different gharanas, learning of different popular like structure, beats, playing in diffferent tempos etc of Teentaal, jhaptaal, rupak taal, ektaaltas learning the background and history of the instrument and its music and musicians. Explanation of gharanas and their compositions, discussing different composition in context with its relation with other compositions and gharanas(school of tabla playing). You will learn other short cycled Taals like keharawa, dadra, etc to be able to play with songs. You will be able to learn how to accompany with vocal and other indian classical instruments following few compositions to be taught in above mentioned taals (Tintaal,rupak,jhaptaal,ektaal): Ateet, Anagata, Peshkar its variations, qayedas, chalan, few gats of different types, Chakradars of different types, Relas. To teach playing a solo in Madhya Laya, listening and appreciation of recordings of old masters of vocal and instrumental music is a must. The literature of Tabla and sound to be taught by the instructor will be backed with proper guidance on the practical teaching of hand placements.

    About the teacher: Your instructor for this course, Shailendra Mishra is known as one of the top-graded artists of ‘All India Radio’ (AIR). He was nurtured and seasoned for Tabla playing by eminent Indian gurus like Shri Arjun Rai, Pandit Anand Gopal Bandopadhyay and Pandit Sameer Chatterjee. He also received valuable guidance from Late Pandit Shyamal Bose. He represents both Banaras and Farrukkhabad Gharanas. At a very young age, he carved a niche for himself and is regarded as one of the most talented percussionists in India. His playing is signified by the authenticity of the Gharanas he represents, clarity and dignity to the ‘bols’, his complete control over ‘Laya’, and a good understanding of the underlying complexities of ‘Taal’ and ‘Laya’. His repertoire is rich and varied, indeed. Winner of many prestigious contests, he also has a Master’s Degree in Music (percussion). He has also participated several times in the ‘National Programme of Music’ on AIR as well as on Doordarshan (Indian T.V. channels). He has conducted workshops as well as ‘Lecture Demonstrations, covering various topics on music especially the Indian rhythm and related aspects of the art of Tabla playing. He has accompanied stalwarts like Ustad Amjad Ali Khan (sarod), Pandit V.G.Jog (violin), Pandit Shrikant Bakre (vocal), Pandit Rajan Sajan Mishra (vocal), Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar (vocal), Vidushi N.Rajam (violin), Smt Laxmishankar) (vocal), Pandit Surinder Singh (vocal) and a host of eminent vocalists and instrumentalists in India and abroad. His solo performances and Jugalbandi concerts including the Carnatic percussionists have been greatly admired and applauded by critics and connoisseurs. Of late, his exploration with fusion music has turned out to be one more feather in his cap. He has worked with jazz musicians like Lewis Pragasam, Greg Lyons, and ‘Gamelan’ (group of Malaysian traditional instruments) musicians too. On invitation from the ‘Indian Council for cultural Relations (ICCR), Government of India, he has toured different places in India as well as abroad to perform and propagate the art of Tabla playing. ICCR, Government of India had deputed him as third secretary(culture) in the Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Kuala Lumpur where he was not only teaching this art to the people of Malaysia but also propagating and spreading our culture through musical performances, workshops, and seminars.

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    Oral notation of tabla comprises onomatopoetic syllables called bols. It was Vishnu Digambar, Vishnu Narayan who created the notation system. These notations are preference based and not standardized.The systems have bols written down in a script such as Devanagari.

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