Next Tabla Class Session - Fall 2024

Classes offered through Ann Arbor Rec & Ed

Tabla Classes are on Mondays


Optional Materials:  

 A metronome/lehera for home practice. (iPhone users should use the iLehera app.)

A USB microphone and headphones for optimal sound during class..  

    Classes are open to tabla players of all experience levels. Topics covered include:  

    • Technique Exercises  
    • Care for the instrument  
    • Basic Indian rhythm theory  
    • Beginning tabla compositions.  
    • Keeping basic theka including Tintal, Bhajan, Keherewa, Rupak, Jhaptal, etc.  
    • Theme and variation based ‘kaida’ and ‘rela’ compositions.  
    • Short fixed ‘tukra’ and ‘chackardar’ compositions.  
    • Basics of accompaniment  
    • Compose your own variations to kaida and reyla.  
    • Solo performance techniques, including improvising variations, composing tihais, and stringing together multiple compositions.  
    • Microphone, recording, and other performance related techniques.