This study offers a glimpse into the power of the North Indian tabla drum language and the fundamental mathematics the language comprises, presented here as a unique yet universal method called a-rhythm-etic. The concept is simple but with great possibilities. Rhythm cells in this method are rendered with spoken syllables that are strung together to form potent musical shapes and metric structures that are applicable to any instrument and in any style of music. Using basic tabla syllables (called bols) you will discover new and essential entry points into rhythm invention, while speaking syllables clearly and with inflection will enhance the musicality of your practice.
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