Mel Bay presents Learning the Tabla, Volume 2

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9780786673674: Mel Bay presents Learning the Tabla, Volume 2

The Indian tabla is a difficult pair of hand drums, but by no means should it be considered inaccessible. For those who have gone through the introductory Learning the Tabla, this book/ CD set is an ideal next step. It contains much new material which is appropriate for an intermediate level student. This series introduces us to new material, concepts, and techniques. Such material includes a discussion of the complementary nature of tabla bols/technique. It also introduces us to new compositional forms such as mukhada, rela, laggi, paran, gat, tihai, and chakradar. There is an introduction to the concept of transitional bols and techniques. This set also expands upon material that was introduced in the first set by giving new tals, and their thekas, as well as a more advanced kaida. There is also a discussion of the ancient barrel drum known as the pakhawaj and a discussion of pakhawaj material that can be played on the tabla. Easy to use book / CD set to learn intermediate level tabla. It continues where Mel Bay's "Learning the Tabla" left off. Easy to use for Indians and Non-Indians alike. Introduces many new compositional forms as well as more advanced theoretical material. May be used with or without the guidance of a teacher.

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About the Author:

David Courtney, Ph.D was born in Houston, TX in 1953. He became interested in Indian music while he was still in high school. In 1971 he was host to a weekly program of classical Indian music on KPFT. He started to learn tabla in 1972. In January of 1974, he enrolled in the Ali Akbar College of Music and began studying pakhawaj under Ustad Zakir Hussain. It is from this period that his academic direction became firmly fixed toward Indian Music. In 1976 while still only 22 he moved to Hyderabad to complete his training. He became a disciple of the late Ustad Shaik Dawood Khan of Hyderabad. In 1978 he married N. Chandrakantha, a well known vocalist in the Hyderabad. It was in 1980 that he moved back to the United States with his wife. Together they began teaching in the Houston area. Just months before returning, his first book was published. This book Introduction to Tabla was one of the few books written on tabla in the English language. In the early 80's he was an early pioneer in the application of computers to traditional Indian music. This work on computers lead to his Doctoral Dissertation "A low Cost System for the Computerization of Indian Music" (1990 from IIAS - Greenwich University). David Courtney is a prolific author on the subject of Indian Music. Aside from his first book, Introduction to Tabla, he has also co-authored Elementary North Indian Vocal and is full author of Fundamentals of Tabla, Advanced Theory of Tabla and Manufacture and Repair of Tabla. His articles have appeared in Modern Drummer, Percussive Notes and numerous other journals. David Courtney is presently on the Board of Directors of the Texas Institute for Indian Studies. He is also an active artist with Young Audiences. He has made counless performances around the world, made numerous recordings, and has performed on stage, radio, TV and Disk on countless occasions. In 1996 he was given (along with his wife, Chandrakantha)the "Award of Excellence" by the American Telugu Association for his artistic contributions in the field of music.

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