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Swayam Central

Fundamentals of Percussion -Tabla

By Pt. Ramdas Palsule   |   Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
This course is about Percussion in Indian Classical Music. 
This course focuses mainly on the prime instrument Tabla.
The course covers various aspects of Tabla,
beginning with Basic Information, some Technical Definitions.
It further focuses on its practical application.
Various Guru have taught and demonstrated
diverse compositions ranging from basic ones to the advanced
ones for students’ better understanding.
Students would benefit not only from the video modules,
but also through reading material provided with each module.
The course is of 11 weeks covering 43 modules with 4 credits.

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
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Level : Undergraduate

COURSE LAYOUT

Week 1 : Basic Information about Indian Classical Music and Tabla
Week 2 : Technical Definitions and Explanation
Week 3 : Notation System for Tabla 
Week 4 : Chakradhar
Week 5 : Tala Teentala
Week 6 : Tala Ektala
Week 7 : Tala Jhaptala
Week 8 : Tala Rupak
Week 9 : Tala Dadra and Kaharwa
Week 10 : Tala Ada Choutala and Deepchandi 
Week 11 : Other Tala

BOOKS AND REFERENCES

Taal Prakash by Pt. Bhagwat Sharan Sharma 
Tabla Vaadan, Kala aur Shastra by Mr. Sudhir Mainkar 
Taal Prabhakar Prashnottari by Pt. Lalji Srivastav 
Pakhawaj aur Tabla ke Gharane evam Parampara by Dr. Aban Mistry
Theory & Practice of Tabla by Pt. Sadanand Naimpalli
Tala Vaibhav by Vijay Kirpekar
Tabla by Arvind Mulgaonkar

INSTRUCTOR BIO



Pt. Ramdas Palsule is a very renowned Tabla player of India. 

Education: B.E. Mechanical

Teaching Experience:  
Pt, Ramdas Palsule is an honorable Guru in –
Lalit Kala Kendra for Performing Arts, 
Savitribai Phule Pune University for more than twenty years.
Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune for more than ten years
Avartan Gurukul, Pune

Performance:
Pt. Ramdas Palsule is performing in India as well as abroad in 
many prestigious concerts for past three decades.
Pt. Palsule is accompanying many Internationally recognised 
artistes for more than 25 years
He is arranging concert tours in the United States and Canada 
for past twenty years

COURSE CERTIFICATE

30% for Course Assessment and 70% for end - term Proctored Exam

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