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HomeTablaBasic Tabla Lessons For Beginners | Learn Tabla Basic Notes

Basic Tabla Lessons For Beginners | Learn Tabla Basic Notes

by Unmesh Banerjee

5/5 | 70 Reviews

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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

  • Course Level

    Beginner

  • Instruction Language

    English

  • Classes Taken

    70 (for this course)

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Unmesh Banerjee

20 Years Experience

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords:

    Indian Rhythm
  • Work Details

    Percussionist/Tabla player - Professional Musician

    Teacher - Tabla teacher

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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.

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