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

Post #10–Tehai Compositional Tool

Tehai is a musical motivic device in Indian Classical music, in which a motive is played three times (with a space of 0 to 4 or more beats in between each repetition) and the last note of the third repetition falling on the Sum (beat one of the cycle) (regular), just after the Sum (ateet), … Continue reading Post #10–Tehai Compositional Tool