The Tabla Legacy of Taranath Rao is a comprehensive overview of the art of tabla, adopted from the manuscript of the longtime performer and teacher in India and at the California Institute of the Arts. After a series of beginner's exercises come literally hundreds of compositions in the Farukhabad, Delhi, Ajrada, and Benares styles in numerous rhythmic cycles. The text is generously illustrated with photographs and with Pt. Taranath's own drawings.
The revised and expanded Second Edition features free online videos of the beginner's exercises and major compositions, played by Sadanand Naimpalli, a principal disciple of Taranath Rao and one of India's most learned and respected tabla players.