About the Course
As we all know, music is one of the most enchanting forms of art which is present in different mediums surrounding us. We Indians, have a rich tradition when it comes to classical music, which is one of the most sought after forms of music globally, be it the Hindustani style or Carnatic style.
The essences that make or create music are Melody & Rhythm. The two main instruments in Indian classical music that support rhythm in musical compositions are the Tabla (Hindustani) and Mridangam (Carnatic). “Rhythmic Expressions” will focus on the nuances of TABLA, the rhythm of Hindustani Music. Tabla, though a percussion, produces melodic tones apart from the inherent rhythm it poses, thereby making it a classic standalone instrument as well.
Topics CoveredThis initiative is intended to create awareness and share basic knowledge on the Tabla that will include exposure to popular Hindustani Taals, playing simple to moderately complex compositions with accompaniment (nagma) apart from basic theory on tabla. To ensure continued interest in learning the instrument and to get an insight on Hindustani music, audios and videos of concerts by legendry players will be provided, that will serve as motivational factors.
Who should attendThe classes are targeted for beginners preferably between the age group of 6-15 years. However, age is no bar for enthusiasts.
Classes will focus on popular Taals and its attributes including Tempo / Laya, different composition patterns in each Taal, thereby creating the initial platform for learners to take bigger leaps in mastering the instrument. It is highly recommended that students attend live concerts, frequently listen to classical music to keep the adrenalin rush.
Pre-requisitesWilling learners may at their option, choose to get the feel of the tabla (listening to audios and watching videos that can be shared by me) before deciding on joining classes.
What you need to bringTabla will be provided for class room practice; however it is a must that you own one for practice at home.
Key TakeawaysThis initiative is intended to create awareness and share basic knowledge on the Tabla that will include exposure to popular Hindustani Taals, playing simple to moderately complex compositions with accompaniment (nagma) apart from basic theory on tabla.