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Tabla Lessons from BMusician – An Introduction to Beats and Rhythms

Another versatile instrument, the Tabla, has made a deep impression in Indian classical music through the internationally acclaimed works of Ustad Zakir Hussain, Pandit Anindo Chatterjee, Pandit Kishan Maharaj, and many others. From thumri and bhajan to folk and fusion, classical to contemporary, the Tabla has a lot to offer to the world of music. This popular percussion instrument has been the choicest accompaniment for vocalists, dancers, and other musical instruments, such as the harmonium. Learn the popular instrument to get a good understanding of the various tales, beats or rhythms integral to Carnatic music. Take online Tabla classes from BMusician.

Tabla Online Classes from Best Tabla Players in the Industry

Tabla comprises two drums, the ‘Dayan’ and the ‘Bayan’; each is made of wood with a typical cylindrical shape and a narrow neck supporting a rounded head. Both drums have a black circular spot called the ‘shai’, which affects the sound quality. The Dayan is tuned to a specific pitch, depending on the composition and preference of the performer, while the Bayan is played with variable tension to produce different tones. Tuning the instrument is as unique as the playing technique. Learn tuning, intricate rhythmic patterns, tails, and many more; take online Tabla lessons from the best players across the industry. Our faculty is handpicked from strong and prominent musical backgrounds, with years of experience to help you master the instrument at your own pace. The individual sessions, class recordings, and assignments will gradually help you to master Tabla in no time.

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


This exclusive Beginner Tabla course is designed to do 3 things very effectively. 1. Educate the students on the basics of Hindustani music, Tabla and fingering techniques. 2. Provide intensive right-hand and left-hand training in the form of Bols 3.Master Theen Thal – Scripting, Playing Kayda, Palta and Tihais.


  • Introduction to Tabla and Fingering techniques
    Difficulty: Easy
    Duration: 1 hours

    Theory lessons in Hindustani Thal system, Basics of Tabla and Fingering techniques
  • Bols
    Difficulty: Easy
    Duration: 10 hours

    Bols include intensive right-hand left-hand exercises and playing simple practice compositions.
  • Theen Thal- Basics
    Difficulty: Medium
    Duration: 6 hours

    Theory , Scripting and playing basic Theen Thal lessons.
  • Theen Thal - Kayda, Palta and Tihais
    Difficulty: Hard
    Duration: 25 hours

    Training in atleast 4 to 5 Kaydas, 7 to 8 Paltas and Tihais
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The Intermediate Tabla course is smartly designed to adaptively teach students of various backgrounds, aptitudes, and interests. In this course, after the student has mastered Relas, complicated Teen Taal compositions and other Taals like Dadra, Keherwa, Rupak, and Deepchandi, they can choose to take up a classical Hindustani route versus a ghazal/filmy route to master the instrument. On the whole, students would have mastered the intermediate level of Tabla in a way that they would love to play the instrument.


  • Relas in Theen Thaal
    Difficulty: Medium
    Duration: 15 hours

    This module aims at mastering Theen Taal by training in advanced Paltas, Relas and other complicated compositions in Theen Taal.
  • Keharwa Taal & Variations
    Difficulty: Medium
    Duration: 15 hours

    In this module students will be trained in various Kaydas, Paltas and Relas in Keherwa Taal (8 beats) and variations.
  • Dadra Taal & variations
    Difficulty: Hard
    Duration: 15 hours

    In this module, students will be trained in various Kaydas, Paltas and Relas in Dadra Taal ( 6 beats) and variations.
  • Rupak Taal & variations
    Difficulty: Hard
    Duration: 15 hours

    In this module, students will be trained in various Kaydas, Paltas and Relas in Rupak Taal ( 7 beats) and its variations
  • Deepchandi Taal and variations
    Difficulty: Hard
    Duration: 15 hours

    In this module students will be trained in various Kaydas, Paltas and Relas in Deepchandi Taal (14 beats) and its variations
  • Gazal Tihai Theka
    Difficulty: Professional
    Duration: 20 hours

    Students will be trained on how to accompany for Gazals, Bhajans, Kawalis and Film numbers composed in different Taals by applying the lessons learnt in previous modules and other rich Thekas and Tihais.
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Online Tabla Lessons – Course Details and Curriculum

Tabla lessons at BMusician are curated to give students a great headstart in rhythmic patterns and structures, beats and divisions, rhythmic variations and precise timings. Since the instrument requires both hands of the player, understanding each stroke and role of your hands is critical to producing those essential syllables or bols and rhythmic phrases or kaydas. Furthermore, our online Table course curriculum covers the fundamentals of Indian classical music.

Our Gurus

Our faculty members are more than just mere trainers. With their abundance of knowledge and experience, they act as a beam of light, nurturing young talents in their musical journeys through personalized music lessons online.

Frequently Asked Questions

The system has an in-built video call classroom that works on the all major browsers. All you need is a laptop/desktop with camera and microphone attached and any one of the above mentioned browsers installed.

If you wish you take the classes on your phone, you can use the Bmusician app. Bmusician App is available both on Android and iOS.

There are basically two ways to get started with the classes. Live 1-to-1 or a Shared Slot. In case of LIVE 1-to-1, you can click the Enrol button below, tell us your time preferences i.e. when you will be free to take up the classes. We will allocate you a Teacher and Timeslot based on your preferences.

For Shared slots, you can click on the Teachers tab above, click the instructor you are interested in and select a timeslot that suits you and complete enrollment.

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