Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need for this course?

You need to have a tabla set for practice. In addition, you will need to have a modern browser and Internet connection to see the videos.

Do I need to buy anything else?

No, other than the tabla set, we provide all support material for the course. This includes all lessons, an accompanying reference and practice ebook, several notes and link to related resources.

What is the format of the class?

The class consists of a series of lecture videos, supporting notes and reading material in the form of additional notes to videos. The lessons are broken into small chunks, usually between four and five minutes each. Most of the videos contain integrated "check-yourself" questions. Answers to these questions will enable you to analyze your progress.

Do I need to watch the lectures live?

No. You can watch the lectures at your leisure - you do not need to watch the lectures at any set time.

How do I clarify lecture related doubts?

Our membership area has a discussion forum which is monitored by teaching assistant staff. Each lecture has an associated discussion board. You can seek help from other learners as well as from the staff at Swadiksha.

How can I learn more about the course content?

Read the introductory page and download the syllabus for the detailed content.

Will the text of the lectures be available?

Yes, transcripts of the course are made available.

How much does it cost to take the course?

It costs 27 USD to take the course.

Is there a course completion deadline?

The course is open for an unlimited period. You may take the course at your own convenience – there is no start or end date for the course.

Will certificates be awarded?

No, there are no certificates. Tabla is a performing art and the best reward is to be able to play it well.

Does age matter for learning to play the tabla?

There is no age for learning. Anyone who is above 5 years of age can learn tabla.

Is there a syllabus available?

Yes. A syllabus is available from the top drop down menu.

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