• Kayada 13, composer:Traditional type: Kayada, tala: Tintal, jati: Catasra, baj: Delhi, source: Youtube, complexity: 6

Theme

Ge Na Te Te Ge Na Dha Ge Dhin Na Ge Na Te Te Ge Na
Dha TeRe KiTe Dha Ge Na Te Te Ge Na Dha Ge Tun Na Ke Na
Ke Na Te Te Ke Na Ta Ke Tin Na Ke Na Te Te Ke Na
Dha TeRe KiTe Dha Ge Na Te Te Ge Na Dha Ge Dhin Na Ge Na

Full rendition can be found here:

Relevant dictionary terms

  • Catasra Τσατάσρ [IN] Είδος (Jāti) του ρυθμού. Η διαίρεση του παλμού σε τέσσερα (4) μέρη.
  • कायदा Kāyadā Κάι(α)ντα [IN] Κατά λέξη «κανόνας» ή «σύστημα», είναι μορφή σύνθεσης στα κρουστά της Βόρειας Ινδίας, που συνίσταται στην -εν μέρει προετοιμασμένη και εν μέρει αυτοσχεδιαζόμενη- ανάπτυξη «παραλλαγών» πάνω στο «θέμα» μιας προκαθορισμένης σύνθεσης.
  • तीनताल Tīntāla Τίιντααλ [IN] Δημοφιλής, Tāla (μετρικός κύκλος) των 16 Mātrā. Οι περισσότερες ασκήσεις και συνθέσεις στα πρώτα χρόνια μαθητείας είναι σε Tīntāla.

Relevant multimedia

Principles for improvising the indian way

A video presenting some basic structural elements of Hindusthani Classical Music, focusing on a Masīdkhanī-type composition on Rāga Ahir Bhairava. The following features are presented:

  • a main composition (Bandish) [comprising of 3 parts: Sthāyī, Uccāla 1 & Uccāla 2),
  • some exemplary elementary improvisational phrases (Tāna-s),
  • the ways of moving back and forth to and from each part, by adjusting the Mukhaďā

Be in touch, for upcoming interactive version, in which the user will be able to loop parts, in order for him to study thoroughly. This video tutorial is mostly addressed to Greek and Western musicians wishing to get a glimpse of the principles undelying the improvisational practices of the Classical music of Northern India.

Pt. Bhimsen Joshi performing Rāga Bhairavī

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Roopaka-Taala Kayada (Dha-KraDha TeDhaGiNa DhinNaGiNa)

Draft performance & video by Sakis Laios

This is a Kayada (theme & development) in Roopaka Taala, which was given to me by Pt. Ram Kumar Mishra in summer 2012. A few months later, this is what I've managed to do so far...

Initially, this was a one-shot video, out of which I've just selected four parts and glued together. Then, I pasted the text with the composition and designed the Taala Circle on the top left for visual reference.

 

Smt. Reshma Srivastava & Pt. Ram Kumar Mishra. Raag Kirwani (Drut Tintal)

 

Smt. Reshma Srivastava developing evening melody Rāga Kirwani. Tablā accompaniment by Pt. Ram Kumar Mishra. Rhytmic cycle is Drut (fast) Tīntāla (16 Mātrā-s).

Concert held at Parga, Greece, 7 June 2012. Video recording & processing by Sakis Laios.

 

Smt. Reshma Srivastava & Pt. Ram Kumar Mishra. Raag Kirwani (Vilambit Tintal)

Smt. Reshma Srivastava developing evening melody Rāga Kirwani. Tablā accompaniment by Pt. Ram Kumar Mishra. Rhytmic cycle is Vilambita Tīntāla (16 Mātrā-s).

Concert held at Parga, Greece, 7 June 2012. Video recording & processing by Sakis Laios.