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

JamrokTabla Artist Feature Series: Sneha Goswami – Vocal

JamrokTabla Artist Feature Series features Randall Jamrok performing with up-and-coming Indian Classical Musicians in the Chicago area. Today, we feature Sneha Goswami--who has been a student of Smt. Tulika Ghosh & Dr. Tapan Bhatacharya--performing Thumri "Samajhat Nahi" in Raag Khamaj. Tintaal and Laggi. Featured Artist: Sneha Goswami, Vocal with Randall Jamrok, Tabla https://youtu.be/49HzSoZz8_I

JamrokTabla Artist Feature Series: Austin Thomas – Sitar

JamrokTabla Artist Feature Series features Randall Jamrok performing with up-and-coming Indian Classical Musicians in the Chicago area. Today, we feature Austin Thomas, a student of Maestro Aloke Dasgupta, performing Raag Yaman in Tintaal. Featured Artist: Austin Thomas, Sitar with Randall Jamrok, Tabla https://youtu.be/Zgq1IZXx8Co Special thanks to Laji & Family for video recording, food, and chai!

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