Resources for Learning Tabla
This blog post is intended to be a collection of resources for fellow students of tabla. There is no substitute for lessons with a knowledgeable teacher but these resources can serve an introductory purpose for beginners and as "continuing education" for more advanced players.
Tabla- How To Play The Notes (Bols)
Check out this and more great tabla lesson videos from Sarv Anandji's YouTube Channel
There are quite a few tabla lesson videos on YouTube and more being added all the time.
- Tabla - Wikipedia
- Percussionist Pete Lockett's Homepage
- David Courtney's Tabla Site
- Mel Bay Learning the Tabla Book/CD Set by David Courtney
- Fundamentals of Tabla, Vol. 1 by David Courtney
- The Art of Tabla Playing by Prof. Sudhir Kumar Varma (pdf)
This is a wonderful book with a lot of compositions, history, and other information about tabla with many examples of compositions from various Gharanas.