Volume II: Indian Influence (Tabla Perspectives)
This expanded third edition to Volume II reflects a complete rewrite of a tabla book first conceived of in 1985. Indian Influence presents many carefully examined insights, concepts and philosophies into the critical aspects for playing north Indian tabla. This tabla text includes thorough explanations of tabla technique, concepts of rhythmic cycles and playing speeds, plus over 150 pages of performing repertoire within six popular rhythmic cycles. Over 200 photographs supplement detailed discussions on tabla technique, tabla history and traditional & contemporary applications, which will illuminate students on how to play tabla. Designed as a detailed teaching tool, the material in this tabla book unfolds in parallel motion with the evolution of the students' technique and theoretical understanding of tabla performance.