Hi Steve H.,
Congratulations for this amazing tutorial, really creative. This is what put me in the sinth world in the early 80's. But, I have to tell you, since I record with Trilok Gurtu, an outstanding percussionist and tabla player, I realized how many skills are required to play this beautiful instrument conveniently.
Your try is the most aproximated one to the real thing I ever heard. You probably also know Zakir Hussain, one of my favorites. They are both from India and, for those that don't know those guys, give a try.
Thanks once again Steve!