The Tabla is a drum from India and is most closely associated with Hindustani shastriya sangeet from North India. It is said that the Tabla came from the ancient double headed drum, the pakhawaj. The repartoire and knowledge that the Tabla encompasses is as vast as the ocean and dates back to as far as 4000 years ago. This DVD is dedicated to the fond memory of the legendary Tabla player Late Ustad Allah Rakha, the doyen of the Punjab Gharana. Anand Ramanujam, one of his senior disciple makes learning the tabla very simple and interesting, explaining the finer nuances of tabla in the easiest way so that even a layman can follow it. ** Itinerary: Parts of the Tabla - Basic Tips - Placing of Fingers - Techniques of Playing - The Ten Basic Alphabets - Basic Taals of Tabla.