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I'm just saying but ... I think it's a joke (and it made me laugh ... :-)
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I'm just saying but ... I think it's a joke (and it made me laugh ... :-)
Good - I was getting worried that humour was also falling victim to the times :-)

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Any votes to remove Khitchdee from the forum, whose comments are mostly confrontational and rarely add anything to the conversation?
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I agree with your observation re technological excess (and tech for the sake of tech) ; but I reserve the right to disagree with any statement that features "you'll respect ....". Any idea that has this inherent need for respect, deserves to be lampooned to the full extent of the law. As in, I demand respect for my humour - 'not too bad' is not a good enough compliment :-)
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Please don't report or Kick Khitchdee, his comments made me laugh a lot too
Making humor without knowing it is indeed a great quality (just joking ...)

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@evening84 - what is your source for these tabla related cartoons? They are hilarious!
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Khitchee - i dunno why are you wasting your time writing all this ? Our intelligence is not as high as yours and we won't understand , not matter how hard you try to explain..us .
The cartoons posted by evening84 are always funny and you too should sit back and enjoy.
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@evening84 - what is your source for these tabla related cartoons? They are hilarious!
I suck at art so I just do a Google Search for images (it is amazing how great it has all gotten over the years - lets say off the top of my head, I search for "man being eaten by a lion cartoon" - voila). After that, it is a simple act of thinking of a Tabla-related caption and editing the image. Sometimes, I would do a cartoon - most times I pick an image to go with a shayr - they are in Urdu/Hindi and unfortunately do not lend themselves to translation. I'll assemble some and provide a link, if interested.

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@khitchdee

You make some very important observations re Na/Ta and Tin. Nothing sucks the musicality out of a performance more effectively than a Tabla that is not tuned properly. I can attest to that personally - I do not have a very good ear so I cannot detect when my Tabla gets higher (or lower) relative to the lehera by the sound alone - my cue comes from when I feel that something is amiss; I am not feeling the joy.

However, as important as it (Na/Ta) is, it is all still in the context of the other strokes. Compositions that have too much Na/Ta (played on the kinaar) can tend to sound a little harsh - in fact that was one of the motivation (per my teacher, Pt. Arvind Mulgaonkar) whereby some Dilli compositions have been modified by Ajrada masters to use Ne (ring finger on syahi) - to soften the sound. As an aside, it also enables the same composition to be played faster (which may or may not be desirable - again it is all context specific).

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They are a family and each of them play their part in the overall composition.
If you've ever attended a concert by George Clinton and the P-Funk all stars,
they have 15-20 musicians all on stage joined together by the groove.
That's how we should all look at our tabla -- a symphony of wonderful sounds.

After you have played your tabla, what do you like people to remember?
90% of what we play goes straight in and straight out.
But, what about that other 10% that actually leaves an imprint.
How do you feel about what we, as responsible tabalchis, should do, in terms of
what content we should put into that 10% that is going to stay, and perhaps, help them to end the day,
before they fall asleep.
I know there are different schools of thought regarding this.
One of my friends, who is an accomplished tabalchi,
thinks the experience should be meditative.
In other words, that 10% should be part of your art of living, a calming and soothing impression.
What is your very important opinion?
Interesting question but I rarely play for others so I have not given it much thought. I do, however, sometimes visualize an imaginary crowd. The fact that its mostly beautiful women in some sort of dimly-lit space with lots of wine around, should not deter from the fact that what I want foremost out of any riyaaz session is a feeling of a 'calm enthusiasm' (may seem like an oxymoron but that is the best way I could describe it) that I can carry along with me in whatever else I need to do through the day. I do it because I love it and as I do not do it professionally, I feel I can skip weighty questions of the sort.

Re the Google Alphabet thing, looking forward to what that can bring.

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What golden memories do you try to create for yourself each time you sit down to play?
Honest answer, None. If I did, I would remember some. Mostly, it is business. Warm up the hands, play the theme of the composition that I might be working on for a bit; move on to the paltas. Spend some more time on difficult paltas. Repeat. Change the lehra and/or speed. Repeat. After a while, play some of the things that are the current favorites (as that list keeps evolving). The regimen has so far kept me fairly happy and out of trouble.

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Hi all - I had to join this discussion for all the non-tabla reasons...

TARF (Tabla Addiction Research Foundation)! I mean I don't need the google or MIT or IIT PHD in algorithms to decipher that it was a funny cartoon. Which, I must say Evening84 is famous for! He only posts the U rated ones here... :-) you should see some of his UA and PG13 and so on versions. Just kidding. He is very clever with with words and humor.

As to cultural diversity and technological advances Kitchdee... "Abee Na aur Tin ki Jaan Le Ga? Furthermore, I have no idea what you are talking about "naaortaa", saroota or Scoda. Just play. Put a balnket on it. Play it on your knees. Play it on the table. Count it in your steps or your fingers. BTW why are you tuning so much? Again! Tabla ki jaan le ga? Instead of beating the drum, beat the fingers on it.
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