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Tabla and Guitar Tablature seem to belong to same family. I’m not sure, but it’s my assumption. The later one is a bit technical, as it’s a form of musical notation, so complex for me to understand. The former one is also not that less technical as it needs years of experience and a deep deep devotion to play, but I do know about it, i.e. at least I know Zakir Hussain! And a little I read about it on Wikipedia says, “The playing technique for both drums [tables] involves extensive use of the fingers and palms in various configurations to create a wide variety of different types of sounds. The tabla is considered difficult to play because of the range of sounds that may be played. A small mistake in the placement of the fingers will result in a changed tone.” And, that’s why so many fanes Zakir Hussain has!

Well, it’s very strange that m’ writing about such things today with no planning. But it was just a thought while listening to the music for long today. I don’t know what’s it, but there’s a soothing effect in this instrument, so was trying to figure out, what’s that. I, however, couldn’t find any such till yet…… but it has something that lets it stand at top even after the invention modern musical instrument!

4 Responses

  1. I have been a big fan of tabla for ever. Zakir Hussain’s dad was a better player than him in my opinion and Ustad Tari Khan(Pakistan) and his guru Ustad Shuakat Hussain are also second to none.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=ALZpNazAVts (Zakir Hussain and his dad performing together)

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=c4xT5hyVv3s (Ustad Amanat Ali Khan, Ustad Shaukat Hussain on tabla, my favorite live performance) Can you spot big names in audience. Ashfaq Ahmed, Nasir Kazmi, Qattel Shaffai, Asha Posley, Akhlaq Ahmed, Ustad Salamt Ali, Ghulam Ali,Shaukat Ali,Malka Pakhraj are few I could recognize), Wow, what a talent in a single room.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=sqLEBTy4zYc (Utad Shaukat Hussain interview, what a modesty)

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=G6PptWG7moE (Incredible live performance, Mehdi Hassan with Tari Sahib)

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=TXxJGtnOrOE (Zakir’s Tabla and Sarangi)

    You can find many more gems on youtube …

  2. OOps, where did my comment go ? I put couple of minutes to write it, generally I do not leave comments 😦 …

  3. I guess due to no of links, your spam filter is blocking this.

    I have been a big fan of tabla for ever. Zakir Hussain’s dad was a better player than him in my opinion and Ustad Tari Khan(Pakistan) and his guru Ustad Shuakat Hussain are also second to none.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=ALZpNazAVts (Zakir Hussain and his dad performing together)

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=c4xT5hyVv3s (Ustad Amanat Ali Khan, Ustad Shaukat Hussain on tabla, my favorite live performance) Can you spot big names in audience. Ashfaq Ahmed, Nasir Kazmi, Qattel Shaffai, Asha Posley, Akhlaq Ahmed, Ustad Salamt Ali, Ghulam Ali,Shaukat Ali,Malka Pakhraj are few I could recognize), Wow, what a talent in a single room.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=sqLEBTy4zYc (Utad Shaukat Hussain interview, what a modesty)

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=G6PptWG7moE (Incredible live performance, Mehdi Hassan with Tari Sahib)

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=TXxJGtnOrOE (Zakir’s Tabla and Sarangi)

    You can find many more gems on youtube …

  4. Yes, your comments were blocked by spam filter due to number of links…. but recovered!

    And, m’ really amazed to see…. thanks for the links!

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