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. During the Covid-19 Pandemic, the classes have continued online. The classes will continue online until it is safe to resume in person. Anyone interested in joining the Swindon Tabla classes, please contact here
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.