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Tabla Praveshika Purna

Tabla is the main percussion instrument used mainly in Hindustani classical Vocal music as well as Carnatic Vocal music. This musical instrument has been greatly influenced by the Arabic and Persian cultures, the name Tabla is derived from the Arabic word Tabla which means drums. Tabla - musical instrument has mainly two drums which should be played using the fingers and palms. The tabla classes in Pune are traditionally conducted on a one on one basis and the tradition is still continued by many tabla gurus teaching in various tabla classes in Pune. However, with the progression of time, the classes have been made more systematic and organised in many tabla classes.

Most of the tabla classes in Pune promote this systematic oral procedure in training of tabla. The language used for the descriptions is known as Bols - the sounds that drums make with each stroke. Gandharva Mahavidyalaya offers excellent tabla classes in Punewhich are designed as per different study levels and abilities of the students ensuring teaching in the best possible way.

The tabla classes conducted in GMV have maximum six students per batch which makes sure each student is given adequate personal attention and detailed knowledge sharing. Gandharva Mahavidyalaya also conducts online Tabla classes where the lessons are given with the help of Skype, the free video conferencing tool. Students can take up diverse courses in Tabla ranging from Prarambhik to Visharad. Online exams are also conducted by Gandharva Mahavidyalaya; after successful completion of the course and examination, students receive the certification from the Mahavidyalaya.

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There will be a written examination in addition to the practical exam from this level onwards.

With this in mind, the student will be introduced to the Pt. Vishnu Digambar Paluskar and Pt. Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande methods of notation in this course.

  • Practical - The student is expected to be able to play Taals Tevra and Chautaal in one-to-one and double tempos in the pakhawaj style. He/she will also be taught to play Taals Rupak, Deepchandi, Dhumali and Drut Ektaal in double laya. Apart from this, the student will be asked to play kaaydas and paltaas in Taals Teentaal and Jhaptaal, using the bols tita, tirakita, traka, etc. Also, the student will be required to show with the hands and play two laggi in Taals Dadra and Keherwa in single and double laya.
  • Theory - In this course, the student should be able to write the notation of all the taals in the syllabus. He/she will also be required to write one kaayda each in Teentaal and Jhaptaal. Here, the student will be educated in the different forms of vocal music such as bada khyaal, chhota khyaal and tarana, as well as the taals that are played as accompaniment with these forms. Apart from this, the definitions that are included in the curriculum this year are gat, chatastra, tistra, laggi, kaayda, rela and mohra