Like many Indian instruments, there are many interesting myths and legends about the origin of the Tabla. Some say that it evolved from the dholak and pakhawaj while others cite the 13th century Sufi poet Amir Khusru as the inventor of the instrument. It is the foremost rhythmic element in Hindustani music. In this beginners course for tabla, the history, essential elements and playing techniques are discussed a length for a well rounded introduction.
Instructor: Divya Music