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Tabla Solo in Jai Taal, 13 beat cycle

This was a performance for a live virtual audience in wake of Corona Virus quarantines, 3/2020. Solo starts at 16:00 (after sound check) Since many are stuck at home, isolated from each other with few places to go and socialize, I thought sharing this tabla solo I've been working on would be a good opportunity … Continue reading Tabla Solo in Jai Taal, 13 beat cycle

Chakradar from Ustad Alla Rakha Khan

This is a chakradar from Ustad Alla Rakha Khan in tintaal. My student Waqas found and liked this beautiful chakradar and asked me to transcribe it. I did it to the best of my ability and here is the result. We performed it at 200 bpm, while Ustad Alla Rakha & Ustad Zakir Hussain perform … Continue reading Chakradar from Ustad Alla Rakha Khan

That One Weird Tabla Chakradar That Works in Every Taal

It seemingly defies math!!! Bols: ("-s-" = 1 beat space): {Dha ti Dha te Te Dha ti Dha te Te Twak te Dha -s- Twak te Dha terekete Dha -s- -s- terekete Dha terekete Dha -s- -s- terekete Dha terekete [(DhateTe DheteTe kataga digene Twakte Twakte kataga digene Dha ) X3 -s- ] X3, -s- … Continue reading That One Weird Tabla Chakradar That Works in Every Taal

dha dha te Te dha dha tun na

This is a beginner kayeda that is well known. After seeing this inspiring performance by Pt. Ram Kumar Mishra, I wanted to see what I could do with this elementary kayeda. https://youtu.be/lQ-bsHhb0R8 Playing this kayeda at drut tempo is very challenging to maintain clarity of sound. I wanted to perform at 180 bpm, but this … Continue reading dha dha te Te dha dha tun na

“TAAL” CHAKRADARS Part 5: Ektaal

These compositions are in Ektaal, but they are chakradars that use other foreign taals in their tehais. For the original compositions that inspired me, see this link: https://jamroktabla.com/2019/08/22/taal-chakradars/ I composed these 8 compositions, here is a description: 1.  chakradar that uses shikar taal (17 beats) in the tehai (3xs): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jdx3tA3xLuY&feature=youtu.be 2. chakradar that uses dadra … Continue reading “TAAL” CHAKRADARS Part 5: Ektaal

“TAAL” CHAKRADARS Part 4: Jhaptaal

These compositions are in Jhaptaal, but they are chakradars that use other foreign taals in their tehais. For the original compositions that inspired me, see this link: https://jamroktabla.com/2019/08/22/taal-chakradars/ I composed these 8 compositions, here is a description: 1.  chakradar that uses matta taal (9 beats) in the tehai (3xs) 2. chakradar that uses chartaal ki … Continue reading “TAAL” CHAKRADARS Part 4: Jhaptaal

“Taal” Chakradars Part 3: Roopak Taal

These compositions are in Roopak taal, but they are chakradars that use other foreign taals in their tehais. For the original compositions that inspired me, see this link:https://jamroktabla.com/2019/08/22/taal-chakradars/ I composed these 7 compositions, here is a description: 1.  chakradar that uses matta taal (9 beats) in the tehai (3xs) 2. chakradar that uses jhaptaal taal … Continue reading “Taal” Chakradars Part 3: Roopak Taal

“Taal” Chakradars Part 2: Tintaal

These compositions are in Tintaal, but they are chakradars that use other foreign taals in their tehais. For the original compositions that inspired me, see this link:https://jamroktabla.com/2019/08/22/taal-chakradars/ I composed these 5 compositions, here is a description: 1.  chakradar that uses roopak taal (7 beats)+ dha in the tehai (3xs) https://youtu.be/qs70O_WlCbM 2. chakradar that uses chartaal … Continue reading “Taal” Chakradars Part 2: Tintaal