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Tabla Class Notes

Basic Bols
  • Practice these sequences in a comfortable tempo.
  • Play each sequence 4-6 times or as many times as your time, energy (and patience) will allow,
  • Once you reach Step XXVII (the Teen Taal Theka) play it repeatedly in a comfortable tempo for 10-15 minutes or more. Suggested speed range is 60-80 bpm (beats per minute). Increase the tempo as your get more comfortable with the basic bols.
  • In the table below, "--" indicates one silent matra or beat.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
I Na -- -- -- Na -- -- -- Na -- -- -- Na -- -- --
II Na -- Na -- Na -- Na -- Na -- Na -- Na -- Na --
III Na Na -- -- Na Na -- -- Na Na -- -- Na Na -- --
IV Na Na Na -- Na Na Na -- Na Na Na -- Na Na Na --
V Tin -- -- -- Tin -- -- -- Tin -- -- -- Tin -- -- --
VI Tin -- Tin -- Tin -- Tin -- Tin -- Tin -- Tin -- Tin --
VII Tin Tin -- -- Tin Tin -- -- Tin Tin -- -- Tin Tin -- --
VIII Tin Tin Tin -- Tin Tin Tin -- Tin Tin Tin -- Tin Tin Tin --
IX Na Tin -- -- Na Tin -- -- Na Tin -- -- Na Tin -- --
X Tin Na -- -- Tin Na -- -- Tin Na -- -- Tin Na -- --
XI Na Tin Tin Na Na Tin Tin Na Na Tin Tin Na Na Tin Tin Na
XII Ge -- -- -- Ge -- -- -- Ge -- -- -- Ge -- -- --
XIII Ge -- Ge -- Ge -- Ge -- Ge -- Ge -- Ge -- Ge --
XIV Ge Ge -- -- Ge Ge -- -- Ge Ge -- -- Ge Ge -- --
XV Ge Ge Ge -- Ge Ge Ge -- Ge Ge Ge -- Ge Ge Ge --
XVI Dha -- -- -- Dha -- -- -- Dha -- -- -- Dha -- -- --
XVII Dha -- Dha -- Dha -- Dha -- Dha -- Dha -- Dha -- Dha --
XVIII Dha Dha -- -- Dha Dha -- -- Dha Dha -- -- Dha Dha -- --
XIX Dha Dha Dha -- Dha Dha Dha -- Dha Dha Dha -- Dha Dha Dha --
XX Dhin -- -- -- Dhin -- -- -- Dhin -- -- -- Dhin -- -- --
XXI Dhin -- Dhin -- Dhin -- Dhin -- Dhin -- Dhin -- Dhin -- Dhin --
XXII Dhin Dhin -- -- Dhin Dhin -- -- Dhin Dhin -- -- Dhin Dhin -- --
XXIII Dhin Dhin Dhin -- Dhin Dhin Dhin -- Dhin Dhin Dhin -- Dhin Dhin Dhin --
XXIV Dha Dhin -- -- Dha Dhin -- -- Dha Dhin -- -- Dha Dhin -- --
XXV Dhin Dha -- -- Dhin Dha -- -- Dhin Dha -- -- Dhin Dha -- --
XXVI Dha Dhin Dhin Dha Dha Dhin Dhin Dha Dha Dhin Dhin Dha Dha Dhin Dhin Dha

Teen Taal Theka













XXVII Dha Dhin Dhin Dha Dha Dhin Dhin Dha Dha Tin Tin Ta Ta Dhin Dhin Dha

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