Tabla Classes in Swindon.
Weekly tabla classes in Swindon, Wiltshire.
These tabla classes in Swindon have been running weekly during term time since 2016.
Saturdays 10am – 11am – Improvers Class.
Saturdays 11am – 12pm – Beginners Class.
Classes are held at the Lawn Community Centre, Swindon SN3 1JL.
All welcome. Classes are small and we have a great supportive community spirit in the classes.
We have children & adults learning together in classes meaning that parents can also learn with their children which gives great encouragement, especially for young children, as well as sharing a learning experience together.
Classes are very friendly and supportive. No experience needed to join the Beginners class.
Classes cover rhythms & techniques from Indian Classical music & also ‘light’ Classical, and ‘popular’ styles of music. (see the videos below of a student performance in Tintaal – classical rhythmic cycle and in Kherva – a folk/light classical rhythm).
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Videos from student performances:
Tabla is the main percussion instrument of the North Indian (Hindustani) musical tradition. Played across the North Indian subcontinent, tabla are popular in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh & Afghanistan.
Tabla are also becoming increasingly popular the world over as an excellent instrument for ‘fusion’ and crossover styles of music. The range of sounds & rhythmic possibilities that tabla offer make them an incredibly versatile instrument.
Tabla are not an easy instrument to learn, but with good regular guidance from a teacher they can be very rewarding to play. These classes follow a very methodical step by step approach using the traditional Indian learning system and methods including the use of tabla bols (spoken rhythmic syllables) and learning traditional rhythms, phrases & compositions.
For more information about tabla, The Chandrakantha Tabla Site is an excellent online resource for information about tabla: https://chandrakantha.com/tablasite/