Maestro Swapan Chaudhuri is a phenomenon in the arena of Indian Classical Music. Musicians honor him as one of the most respected Tabla players, worthy of highest regard all over the world. A two-time Grammy nominee, Swapanji’s artistry and encyclopaedic knowledge are second to none.
A tirelessly dedicated teacher, Swapanji has spent decades transmitting the art of Tabla to his students at the Ali Akbar College of Music, and the California Institute of the Arts, and across the globe.
Learn more at swapan.com
This digital library represents over 40 years of musical instruction by one of the world's greatest tabla players and Gurus.
Students can search tabla compositions by Tala, Composition Type, specific phrases (Bols), and many other useful parameters. Students will have access to recordings of Swapanji teaching the compositions, and to musical notation to support the learning process.
Full-Length Concerts are also available, as are Photos, Articles, Interviews, Historical/Theoretical Information, and other related content.
In addition to being one of India’s greatest performers, Swapanji is a tirelessly devoted teacher and Guru, striving to ensure that the tradition of Indian Classical Tabla will be preserved for many future generations to come.
Over the last 40+ years, he has taught countless tabla students at the Ali Akbar College of Music, at the California Institute of the Arts, and all over the world through online class offerings.
This website provides access to this enormous wealth of tabla instruction with thousands of original video and audio recordings of Swapanji teaching in various settings, for every level, from beginner to advanced.
In addition to class recordings, many compositions in this archive come with extensive musical notation to help aid study. The library also features exclusive full-length concert recordings, video clips, photos, interviews, articles, and reviews, as well as historical and theoretical information related to the tradition of North Indian tabla.