Tabla 101

Tala: Rhythm exercises

with Daniel Paul

Tabla maestro Daniel Paul introduces some basic "Tala" rhythm exercises from Indian Classical music, fun and helpful for singers and drummers alike.

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Watch the first few minutes of Daniel Paul teaching Tala exercises. (3 min)
watch trailer
Strengthen your sense of rhythm with this traditional Tala exercise. (10 min)
watch video 1
Learn to subdivide a beat, and learn the traditional "jati bols." (14 min)
watch video 2