Time is the musicians’ canvas. The more we understand time, the clearer the meaning of applied phrases becomes. Practicing musical phrases alone is not enough to infuse them with life. One must fully understand the foundation to secure a song’s abstract character and make it live.
Rhythm of Tabla, a 25-page booklet, offers various exercises in three different meters: 4, 5, and 7. Notes have been replaced with numbers so that everyone (drummers, singers, instrumentalists, and dancers) can develop a clear concept of time without getting lost or becoming charmed by the beauty of a specific song. This discipline helps musicians to perform with confidence, paves the road to improvisation, improves tonal quality, and spiritually guides creative energy.
Aloke has explained the practicing method in language that is easy to understand. All the exercises are from various tabla compositions. People should be able to study this book on their own without too much trouble.