Rajesh Jangid's Tourist  Pension

Nawalgarh, Rajasthan

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Initiation to tabla

Sitaram, your teacher, a 47 year old local of Nawalgarh, follows the musical traditions of his family. Initiated by his father at young age, he did a degree in vocal music from Maharaja Sawai Man Singh collage of Music, Jaipur in 1986. He plays Tanpura, Tabla and Harmonium.

The music of India is one of the oldest unbroken musical traditions in the world. There are two different systems of classical music in the Indian subcontinent; the Hindustani system is prominent in the north, and the Karnatik system, more common in the south.

The Tabla is the principal drum of North Indian music. It is actually a pair of drums played with the fingers and wrists of both hands and often accompanies the sitar.

You will learn the tabla from a passionate musician who, unfortunately, has to work in a bank to earn his living. These lessons are a way for him to continue performing as well as gaining an appreciation of this art.