EP 15 . 08 May 17

Understanding Tabla and it’s nuances

With Pt. Sudhir Mainkar

In the episode

  • A detailed introduction on Tabla, Taal, Naad, and lay…
  • What is Peshkar? What is Farashbandi? What is Qaida? What is Rela? Why do Aroh and Avroh exist in singing? What is Khali bhari?

About Pt. Sudhir Mainkar

He was trained by Ustad Inam Ali Khan of Delhi Gharana and Pandit Sudhir Kumar Saxena of Ajarada Gharana. Pt. Mainkar’s passion for traditional tabla and reluctance to compromise on its purity and authenticity makes him one of the important figures in the contemporary music world. Pt. Sudhir Mainkar commands immense respect for his deep study of the tabla. He has written a book( in Hindi) on ” tabla ” under the title “Tabla Vadan: Kala Aur Shastra”, published by A. B. Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal, Miraj (2000). He has also written another research-based book on tabla, under the title “Aesthetics of Tabla” in the year 2008 (English Edition) and also published its Hindi edition under the title ” Tabla Vadan Me Nihit Soundarya ” (2008). I am super honored and feel privileged to ask a few questions about tabla and music to 80 years Old Pt. Sudhir Mainkar. This Audiogyan will be in Marathi.