Funky Tabla Beats - Amazing

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singhhh_ap
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Funky Tabla Beats - Amazing

Postby singhhh_ap » Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:00 pm

Any taker on figuring out the bols of this theka?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSff0k15JXQ

profpandit
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Re: Funky Tabla Beats - Amazing

Postby profpandit » Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:11 pm

these beats are truly funky, in the real sense of the word
what is distinctive about them is the way the player
builds up the onset of the sum
i am not advanced enough to transcribe
but it would be well worth the effort
for someone in that stage of proficiency

RobertMaya
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Re: Funky Tabla Beats - Amazing

Postby RobertMaya » Sat Sep 10, 2016 6:17 am

These can't be transcribed imo, and they probably shouldn't be. Just play them by ear and by looking, you'll figure it out eventually. It's casual light stuff, not specific bols. If if were it would be like (dhir-dhira dhi-ta -ta etc etc, better to play by ear).

profpandit
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Re: Funky Tabla Beats - Amazing

Postby profpandit » Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:38 am

that's what struck me the first time i heard this
it's so complex from a player's point of view
yet when you hear it, it sounds like there's no tabla there at all
the flow is incredible

the second time, i could tell that there was a deep design behind the composition
but transcribing it doesn't seem to be within reach of all but the most advanced players

profpandit
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Re: Funky Tabla Beats - Amazing

Postby profpandit » Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:43 pm

another patently obvious thing to note
which is likely what OP was trying to highlight is
tabla is evolving as expected and players come up with their own variations on sounds
in this track, the player being right-handed uses his left hand to add a sound to the daayan
so obviously any transcription method developed now
specially in an age of computers should be extensible


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