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I have been a percussionist for close to 10 years and am looking to get into tablas. I am a lefty, so my left hand has a lot more control and speed than my right. Can I switch the standard set up and play the dayan with my left?
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Some of the great masters were lefties. Yes you can. :-)
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Check out Kumar Bose:



(builds very slowly, but really kicks in at the end!!)

(more talking and philosophy than playing, but as you are a beginner, it may be appropriate)

and of course, Sukhwinder "pinky" Singh:



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I want to thank you both for your swift replies and help.
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hello i am new to this forum.. i am from trinidad and my old gunner aluminium bayan is slowly showin his age as he has served me well for roughly 5 years now in accompaniment from classical to kirtan. I wanted to know what is a suitable replacement bayan to use and also what is the best type heads to use on dayan for kirtan.. (by kirtan i mean sai kirtan, hindu kirtan, really fast bhajans.. etc)
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Check out Kumar Bose:
...as I'm sure you know, he's not actually a leftie.... :wink:

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Ah, I did not. That is interesting (I myself play guitar lefty, though I'm not) , do you know the reason he does this?

Thank you for the tidbit.
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Ah, I did not. That is interesting (I myself play guitar lefty, though I'm not) , do you know the reason he does this?

Thank you for the tidbit.
I believe it is because he learnt in front of his guru-ji and copied his hand movements exactly, i.e. his dayan was opposite his guru-ji's dayan....

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