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Jim Marshall Auditorium

Tabla for beginners – Introduction to Indian percussion

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From traditional Indian music through to Bollywood and popular music, the sound and rhythms of the tabla have become a recognized sound and an exciting ingredient used by musicians all over the world. This workshop offers beginners the chance to explore the tabla drums, study some of the playing techniques and learn basic rhythms.

Led by award-winning composer and producer Kuljit Bhamra MBE, the workshop will also introduce participants to Kuljit’s new universal Indian Drum Notation System which allows music students and teachers to learn play the tabla by following a written score. Participants must be interested in hand percussion and have a sense of rhythm.

Tabla drums will be supplied, but you are also welcome to bring your own if you have them. Kuljit Bhamra MBE is an internationally-renowned tabla player and one of the most inspiring music producers in the British Indian music scene.

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