Tabla ashram

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TheOneAndOnly
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Tabla ashram

Postby TheOneAndOnly » Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:52 am

Hello out there, I go to India again next year and I would go to a music school in about 3 months, and playing intense tabla, I bought a set last time I was away, but is still a beginner. I wanted to hear what types of schools that finally I'm looking where I play as much as I can, and want to learn as much as I can, know it is up to me. So would hear about in maybe write a little about what to go for. Some say that one can get in a music ashram. I will not know what the field means and how it works, hope can help out there Thanks many times :)

profpandit
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Re: Tabla ashram

Postby profpandit » Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:03 pm

@TheOneAndOnly

I would suggest finding a good teacher in a small town
like Rishikesh in the foothills of the himalayas.
That way, you could live cheaply practice a lot and get instruction once in a while

Varanasi is a good place to find instructors,
but you'll probably get bored staying there for 3 months.

The foothills of the himalayas offer a far better context for a longer term stay
they are a lot less crowded, slower paced and have great weather
Also, there is a lot less sound pollution so you'll enjoy your practice more

TheOneAndOnly
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Re: Tabla ashram

Postby TheOneAndOnly » Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:55 pm

alright thanks, my plan is to go to Mumbai and buy a set of tabla, and from there take to Varanasi have been there, playing for 2 months, and then maybe go to Rishikesh for 2 months
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profpandit
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Re: Tabla ashram

Postby profpandit » Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:48 am

Yes.

But if you're just starting out, it doesn't make too much difference.

TheOneAndOnly
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Re: Tabla ashram

Postby TheOneAndOnly » Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:40 pm

Have posted the wrong place, look op :D

dhatitdha
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Re: Tabla ashram

Postby dhatitdha » Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:09 am

Please also check TaalYogi Ashram of Pandit Suresh Talwalkar in Pune, it may help you : http://taalyogi-ashram.org/

profpandit
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Re: Tabla ashram

Postby profpandit » Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:11 pm

I don't know about Mumbai,
but Varanasi is a pretty good place to buy tablas.
Some of the earlier posts discuss good tabla makers in Varanasi.
Mumtaj and Anwar being a couple of them.
Mumtaj is very easy to locate.

TheOneAndOnly
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Re: Tabla ashram

Postby TheOneAndOnly » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:00 am

Thanks :)

I read my way to here should be some of the best to make tabla.

http://haridasrvhatkar.com/instruments.html

profpandit
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Re: Tabla ashram

Postby profpandit » Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:33 pm

TheOneAndOnly wrote:Thanks :)

I read my way to here should be some of the best to make tabla.

http://haridasrvhatkar.com/instruments.html


The direction of this approach is most propituous
there is a definite paucity of relevant uptodate information on this subject
as most of the people who are aware are still not connected with the network
this message board is a prime example of a resource that tabla players
specially the newer aficionados prefer
What is more worrisome is that some of the older areas such as Varanasi are dying out

profpandit
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Re: Tabla ashram

Postby profpandit » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:31 am

@TheOneAndOnly

Another area in India that you can explore for your purposes
is the South-Western coast, comprising Mumbai-Pune-Goa
While Mumbai and Pune offer a high density of good teachers,
they are relatively expensive to live in.
Goa, which is close by, has cheaper accomodation, specially after March
you can also find some teachers there.
Being on the coast is an added advantage and it is a destination for foreign tourists

biharilal
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Re: Tabla ashram

Postby biharilal » Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:32 am

You could also explore Patna in Bihar.
Patna is to Bihar what Paris is to France.
It is the only city that has been really developed in Bihar.
There are several good instructors in this area.
It is also relatively affordable.
Patna is a bit better than Varanasi in terms of urban development

edm_tabla
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Re: Tabla ashram

Postby edm_tabla » Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:18 pm

TheOneAndOnly wrote:Thanks :)

I read my way to here should be some of the best to make tabla.

http://haridasrvhatkar.com/instruments.html


Mukta Das tablas (from Calcutta) are significantly cheaper than this ... wonder why, because AFAIK he is also a reputed tabla maker,

singhhh_ap
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Re: Tabla ashram

Postby singhhh_ap » Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:47 am

Hey!

You will get nowhere with these famous vendors unless you go with a famous artist or someone who tend to get good sets from them. They cater to big artists mostly due to the fact that once they get the recognization from them then most of their students and associated organizations will reach out to them. This is how they run business and get a great ROI.

Cassius Khan's response: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eGniKZbYGk ( I am not endorsing his current Tabla maker but I believe his story should you some background on how you can get ripped off.)



Regards,

singhhh_ap
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Re: Tabla ashram

Postby singhhh_ap » Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:52 am

This thread may help on Tabla Makers:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=13328


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