Step by Step Tabla Course- Indian Drums

Learn how to play the traditional Indian drums, Tabla
4.3 (18 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a
course's star rating by considering a number of different factors
such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the
likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,325 students enrolled
Instructed by Jannat Music Music / Instruments
25% off
Take This Course
  • Lectures 21
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
    30 day money back guarantee!
    Available on iOS and Android
    Certificate of Completion
Wishlisted Wishlist

How taking a course works


Find online courses made by experts from around the world.


Take your courses with you and learn anywhere, anytime.


Learn and practice real-world skills and achieve your goals.

About This Course

Published 1/2016 English

Course Description

This course will teach you the fundamentals of the traditional Indian drum, Tabla.

Traditionally this knowledge was only attained by studying with a guru. Now we are bringing the guru to your fingertips, to get you playing in weeks, not years.

Tabla is played in Solo or Accompaniment to singers of Classical, Bollywood, Ghazal, Bhajans, Qawaalis and more.
The instruments the Tabla typically accompanies are usually from the Classical realms with the likes of Sitar, Sarod, Bansuri and Santoor.

You will have a solid foundation of knowledge to progress to our course on jannatmusic . com or if you have a guru who can guide you to mastery in Solo playing and Accompaniment to singers and instrumentalists.

The curriculum is structured into 3 sections to build upon your knowledge at each step.
1. Get to know tabla
2. Basic Sounds
3. Strength Building Exercises

Join now to unlock your inner artist.

What are the requirements?

  • You will need access to a set of Tabla

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand the basic elements of Tabla
  • Play basic sounds and phrases on the Tabla
  • Build up strength to be able to progress to the next level

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone with a keen interest in Indian Music
  • Someone looking for a new challenge
  • Someone who has had no experience with Tabla
  • Percussionists who want to broaden their rhythmic understanding

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Get to Know Tabla
What is a Tabla
The Parts of a Tabla
More Parts of a Tabla
What to Look for in a Tabla
Caring for your Tabla
Tuning your Tabla
Seating Positions
Language of Tabla/Recitation
Section 2: Basic Sounds
Basic Dayan Sounds- Na Ta
Basic Dayan Sounds- Tet Ti
Basic Dayan Sounds- Tin
Basic Dayan Sounds- Tun
Basic Bayan Sounds- Ge Ke
Basic Compound Sounds- Dha Dhin
Common Combinations- Tete
Common Combinations- Tire Kite Taka
Common Combinations- Tire Kite
Section 3: Strength Building Exercises
Exercise- Gege Tete Gege Nana, Keke Tete Keke Nana
Exercise- Dha Ti Dha Na
Exercise- Dha Ti Ge Na
Exercise- Dha Tire Kite

Students Who Viewed This Course Also Viewed

  • Loading
  • Loading
  • Loading

Instructor Biography

Jannat Music, Indian Music Education

Jannat Music

Jannat Music is a online Indian Music education platform. With the absecnce of a music guru your musical growth is limited BUT not anymore!! We bring the guru to you; anytime, anywhere at your own pace. So what are you waiting for "Unleash your inner artist today!"

The tabla curriculum was created along side with Chris Fields, to unlock your rhythmic potential.

Ready to start learning?
Take This Course