The right hand belongs to the heart, emotion. The left hand to consciousness, understanding. While playing Tabla, the energy of left and right is in perfect balance. In the middle is Life, the Self. This is an amazing meditation as witness, as Shiva is saying. Rhythm is a part of life, as our hearts beat in the same rhythm throughout our entire existence. As our hearts bring balance to our life, the tabla beat brings balance to music.
Learning Tabla requires your commitment and daily practice for an extended period of time. Tabla might initially seem like it’s a simple instrument, but in fact is complex and mastering it requires at least one year of regular study. Your hard work and your dedication will pay off, as Tabla is an essential traditional instrument in the Kirtan, Bhajan and any devotional music practice.
In my online courses, you can learn the basics in 14 online tabla classes, deepen your skill in 10 more classes. Learn more here