Tabla
Tabla Compositions

In February-March 2009, the absence of Tabla notes / compositions on the web motivated me to publish whatever little I know. My teacher was Pt Kameshwar Mishra from Delhi. He taught me from 1989-1990.

Part 1 contains Peshkar ( पेशकार ) that is played at the beginning of a tabla recital. Parts 2 thru 13 have many Kayda - Palta ( कायदा - पलटा ) compositions in which a base composition is developed during a performance with small variations to the base, ending in a तिहाइ. Parts 14 thru 18 contain various specialized pieces — big and small. In Tabla terminology, these are called Tukda ( टुकङा ), Gat ( गत ), Uthaan ( उठान ), Paran ( परन ), Chakradaar Paran ( चक्रदार परन ), Rela ( रेला ) and so on.

Compositions — Part 1 — Peshkar ( पेशकार ) that is played at the beginning of a tabla recital.
Compositions — Part 3 — Kayda - Palta ( कायदा - पलटा ) compositions: धागे तिट धागे तिट धागे नागे तूना कता
Compositions — Part 5 — Kayda - Palta ( कायदा - पलटा ) compositions: धाति धागे नधा तिरकिट धाति धागे धिना गिना
Compositions — Part 7 — Kayda - Palta ( कायदा - पलटा ) compositions: धार ताधि तिट धार धाधि नधि नधि नार
Compositions — Part 9 — Kayda - Palta ( कायदा - पलटा ) compositions: धाऽ क्रधि तिट घिना त्तक धिन धिना गिना
Compositions — Part 11 — Kayda - Palta ( कायदा - पलटा ) compositions: धाऽतिर किटतक धिरधिर किटतक धाऽतिर किटतक तूना किटतक
Compositions — Part 13 — Various pieces in Teental.
Compositions — Part 15 — Various pieces in Teental
Compositions — Part 17 — Various pieces in Teental
Compositions — Part 2 — Kayda - Palta ( कायदा - पलटा ) compositions: धाति टधा तिट धाधा तिट धाधा तूना कता
Compositions — Part 4 — Kayda - Palta ( कायदा - पलटा ) compositions: धाऽतिर किटधिऽ तिट गिन धाङा गिना तूना कता
Compositions — Part 6 — Kayda - Palta ( कायदा - पलटा ) compositions: धिक धिना तिरकिट धिना धागे नाधि कधि नाङा
Compositions — Part 8 — Kayda - Palta ( कायदा - पलटा ) compositions: धिनगिन त्तकत्तक धिनगिन धाङागिन धाङाघेघे नकधिन गिनतिन ताङाकिन
Compositions — Part 10 — Kayda - Palta ( कायदा - पलटा ) compositions: धागे तिट क्रधे तिट धागे तिरकिट तूना कता
Compositions — Part 12 — Kayda - Palta ( कायदा - पलटा ) compositions (popularized by Zakir Hussain): धाऽ तिर किटतक तिरकिट धाऽ तिर किटतक तिरकिट धिना गिना, धाति धागे धिना गिना धाति धागे धिना गिना
Compositions — Part 14 — Various pieces in Teental
Compositions — Part 16 — Various pieces in Teental
Compositions — Part 18 — Various pieces in Teental