Online Foundation Course In Tabla
Learn the basics of Tabla in a self-paced, three-month course
Introduction to the Tabla
The Tabla is a pair of twin drums played with fingers and palms. Originating from the Indian sub-continent, it is used as a percussion instrument in a variety of genres of Hindustani classical music. Traditionally, it is played as a part of devotional musical ensembles like bhajan and qawwali. However, its versatility has allowed it to build popularity among diverse music styles all over the world.
About the course
You will learn the introductory techniques of playing the Tabla. At the end of the course, you will learn a short piece and would have gained an understanding of this art form. Those with other instruments like drums and Cajon can join in too as the techniques taught will help you play these instruments too.
The self-paced three-month course is designed to teach you the nuances of this unique instrument. You will have access to:
- 16 recorded sessions
- 10 practice videos
- 6 live sessions with the instructor
- A practical experience of learning the Tabla
- A short Tabla music piece
- A certificate of completion
Know your teacher
Amit Mishra is an exponent of the Benaras Gharana of Hindustani Classical Music. He has learned classical vocals and later on, developed a keen interest in playing tabla when he started learning it under the guidance of his father, Pt. Kishor Kumar Mishra ji. As he began to devote himself entirely to tabla playing, he was both inspired and blessed by his maternal grandfather, the late Tabla Maestro Pt. Samta Prasad Mishra Ji . He then received advanced instruction from his Guru (teacher), the internationally acclaimed late Pt. Sharda Sahai Ji (a direct descendant of Pt. Ram Sahai ji, the founder of the Banaras Gharana).
Amit has accompanied some of the finest artists of Indian classical music like: Vidushi Girija Devi ji, Pt.Birju Maharaj ji, Smt Sitara Devi ji, vidushi Sonal Mansingh ji, Pt. Ajay Pohankar ji, Pt. Channu lal Mishra ji, Smt Sunaina Hajarilal ji to name a few. He has also toured almost all over India and also toured extensively in France, Japan, Belgium, USA, Columbia, Singapore, Thailand, Maleshiya, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Switzerland, Spain, UK, Sri Lanka, Peru, Argentina, Holland, Thailand, Nepal, Hong Kong for concerts, courses and collaboration with musicians of these countries for world music and Indian classical music.