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TablaBeatz

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I have exclusively been playing on my 7inch tabla only for the last few month.

I whipped out the 5.25 inch tabla - and I'm just not comfortable playing on it - feel like there isn't enough room for my fingers

Dare I say - my playing is a lot better on the big tabla

Should I just stick to playin the big tabla? How necessary is it to play on small tablas? I feel the small tabla should be left for accompaniment playing mainly

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TablaBeatz

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I can add that however playing fast relas does sound nice on the smaller tabla - and it's easier to play it fast
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TablaBeatz

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I can add that however playing fast relas does sound nice on the smaller tabla - and it's easier to play it fast
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deeplib77

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The Kali 4 tabla that is a G# tabla is know to have been the best for traditional tabla performances.
However when practicing I would recommend to use a bigger size tabla.The following is my understanding.

1. Playing fast take a lot of effort thus making it faster to play it on a smaller tabla.
2. The small tablas sometime just get irritating when played for a very long time at a solo concert.

However you need to practice on a smaller tabla as well to get the hang of it.
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Acelga

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I'd say, from the very first moment you find uncomfortable to play in the smaller tabla... go play on it for some time again :wink:
Then go back to the bigger one if you prefer it, but don't stick to it forever.
I like to rotate my tablas and try not to get used to a particular size. However I play less on 7" and 5.25" dayans.
I have to admit playing a big tabla is a great pleasure and am actually thinking on looking for a bigger one to be tuned at Bb for accompanying surbahar, that would be so cool.
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TablaBeatz

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Good points guys -

I guess you are right Acelga - never to lose touch playing on any size - and keep rotating - ! (Even if you feel like sticking to your favourite tabla!)

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