The tabla is usually played as a rhythm instrument (Tala), which will be played with a complex rhythm cycle, like 5 and 1/4, 8 and 1/2, 7 and 3/4, etc. Sandip-ji will also play the sitar, which is a 20-stringed melody (Raga) instrument. Additionally Sandip Burman is able to play the tabla tarang, which consists of 12 drums tuned to a melodic scale (Raga). At this time Sandip-ji is the only touring tabla tarang player in the entire world.
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