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Theory and Practice of Tabla

Sadanand Naimpalli (Author)
Synopsis As Ustan Zakir Hussain says in his Foreword in the book, there is a lack of definitive, uniform methodology in the teaching of tabla. Author Sadanand Naimpalli, himself one of the finest maestros in the countrytoday, takes up the challenge in Theory and Practice of Tabla for students of tabla every where. His book will make a student appreciate fully the language of one of the most versatile percussion instruments in the world - its grammar, aesthetics, its powerful idioms and the sheer poetry and sophistication when handled by a competent players. The book is in two parts. Part One deals with theory - history and terminology of tabla. Part Two deals with practice - taals and bols. The book presents a comprehensive view of all the different schools and will be useful to beginners and trained students alike.
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Sadanand Naimpalli

Pandit Sadanand Naimpalli, one of the outstanding Table and Pakhawaj players of India, is a Metallurgical Engineer by training. He was initiated into the art of Tabla playing by the legendary Guru and Tabla and Pakhawaj Maestro, Pandit Taranathji. After an extensive taalim extending to six years, he won the President's award for standing First at the All India Radio Competitions in 1963. Sadanandji is today a top grade artist of Akashvani and Doordarshan and has participated with distinction in several music conferences and festivals in Indian and abroad. He is a winner of several national awards. His workshops and lecture demonstrations have made him one of the great educators of table today. Besides being an famous soloist creating new compositions in diverse taals, Sadanandiji has accompanied most of the top vocalists and instrumentalists of India. He has also participated and conduced "Taal Vadya Kacheri" Concerts involving leading percussionists of Carnatic, Hindustani traditions and Western drummers. Sadanandji has also taught hundreds of aspiring young Table players, many of whom are now themselves teaching and performing creditably. Sadanandji's first book Theory and Practice of Tabla, with a foreword by Ustad Zakir Hussain, has become a best-seller in its genre.'

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Title Theory and Practice of Tabla
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2007
Edition Reprint
Language: English
isbn 8179911497, 9798179911494
length xvi+240p., Figures; Tables; Plate; Bibliography; Index; 21cm.