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Courtney, David R.

Fundamentals of Tabla - Book

A good overview of the various techniques used by different gharanas, with a vast amount of material.

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Chapters: Introduction, Getting Started, Elementary Material, Other Bols, Theka and Prakar, Purbi Baj. Appendix: Notation, Sample Questions, Misc. Tal, Misc. Prakar, Map of India, Quick Reference Chart, Paluskar Notation, Technique, Writing the Bols. Glossary, Bibliography, Discography, and Web Sites, Index.

David Courtney studied pakhawaj with Zakir Hussain and tabla with Shaik Dawood Khan of Hyderabad. He has been performing tabla since 1972, and is also well versed in the academic side of music, having written many books on the subject.

293 pages, spiral binding, large format