Tabla Drumming

Year 4/5 have been learning how to play tabla drums. The tabla is a South Asian percussion instrument consisting of a pair of drums, used in traditional, classical, popular and folk music. The children performed 7 different rythyms on their tabla during assembly yesterday. The playing technique used is complex involving use of fingers and palms in various combinations to create a wide variety of sounds and rythms. The children were very impressive in what they have learned in such a short time!