• Kayada 5a, composer:Traditional type: Kayada, tala: Tintal, jati: Catasra, baj: Punjabi, source: youtube, complexity: 5

watch it here:  Heena Patel performing this Kayada (up to 2:00)

Theme (in 4 lines)

Dha Te Te Dha Te Te Dha Dha
Te Te Dha Ga Tun Na Ki Na
Ta Te Te Ta Te Te Ta Ta
Te Te Dha Ga Dhin Na Gi Na

 

Theme (in 2 lines)

Dha Te Te Dha Te Te Dha Dha Te Te Dha Ga Tun Na Ki Na
Ta Te Te Ta Te Te Ta Ta Te Te Dha Ga Dhin Na Gi Na


Palta 1

Dha Te Te Dha Te Te Dha Dha Dha Te Te Dha Te Te Dha Dha
Dha Te Te Dha Te Te Dha Dha Te Te Dha Ga Tun Na Ki Na
Ta Te Te Ta Te Te Ta Ta Ta Te Te Ta Te Te Ta Ta
Dha Te Te Dha Te Te Dha Dha Te Te Dha Ga Dhin Na Gi Na

 

Palta 2

Dha Te Te Dha Dha Dha Te Te Dha Te Te Dha Te Te Dha Dha
Dha Te Te Dha Te Te Dha Dha Te Te Dha Ga Tun Na Ki Na
Ta Te Te Ta Ta Ta Te Te Ta Te Te Ta Te Te Ta Ta
Dha Te Te Dha Te Te Dha Dha Te Te Dha Ga Dhin Na Gi Na

 

Palta 3

Dha Te Te Dha Dha Dha Te Te Dha Te Te Dha Dha Dha Te Te
Dha Te Te Dha Te Te Dha Dha Te Te Dha Ga Tun Na Ki Na
Ta Te Te Ta Ta Ta Te Te Ta Te Te Ta Ta Ta Te Te
Dha Te Te Dha Te Te Dha Dha Te Te Dha Ga Dhin Na Gi Na

 

Palta 4

Dha Te Te Dha Te Te Dha Dha Dha Te Te Dha Dha Dha Te Te
Dha Te Te Dha Te Te Dha Dha Te Te Dha Ga Tun Na Ki Na
Ta Te Te Ta Te Te Ta Ta Ta Te Te Ta Ta Ta Te Te
Dha Te Te Dha Te Te Dha Dha Te Te Dha Ga Dhin Na Gi Na

 

Palta 5

Dha Te Te Dha Dha Dha  Te Te Te Te Dha Dha Dha Dha Te Te
Dha Te Te Dha Te Te Dha Dha Te Te Dha Ga Tun Na Ki Na
Ta Te Te Ta Ta Ta  Te Te Te Te Ta Ta Ta Ta Te Te
Dha Te Te Dha Te Te Dha Dha Te Te Dha Ga Dhin Na Gi Na

 

Palta 6

Dha Te Te Dha  Te Te The Te  Dha Te Te Dha  Te Te The Te
Dha Te Te Dha Te Te Dha Dha Te Te Dha Ga Tun Na Ki Na
Ta Te Te Ta Te Te The Te Ta Te Te Ta Te Ta The Te
Dha Te Te Dha Te Te Dha Dha Te Te Dha Ga Dhin Na Gi Na

 

 

Palta 7

Dha Te Te Dha Te Te Dha Dha Te Te Te Te Te Te Te Te
Dha Te Te Dha Te Te Dha Dha Te Te Dha Ga Tun Na Ki Na
Ta Te Te Ta Te Te Ta Ta Te Te Te Te Te Te Te Te
Dha Te Te Dha Te Te Dha Dha Te Te Dha Ga Dhin Na Gi Na

 

 

Palta 8

Dha Te Te Dha Te Te Dha Dha Te Te Te Te Te Te Dha Dha
Dha Te Te Dha Te Te Dha Dha Te Te Dha Ga Tun Na Ki Na
Ta Te Te Ta Te Te Ta Ta Te Te Te Te Te Te Ta Ta
Dha Te Te Dha Te Te Dha Dha Te Te Dha Ga Dhin Na Gi Na

 

 

 

Tihai

1       2       3       4       5       6       7       8      
Dha Te Te Dha Te Te Dha Dha Te Te Dha Ga Tun Na Ki Na Dha   -   Te Te Dha Ga Tun Na Ki Na Dha   -  
9       10       11       12       13       14       15       16      
Te Te Dha Ga Tun Na Ki Na Dha   -   Dha Te Te Dha Te Te Dha Dha Te Te Dha Ga Tun Na Ki Na Dha   -  
17       18       19       20       21       22       23       24      
Te Te Dha Ga Tun Na Ki Na Dha   -   Te Te Dha Ga Tun Na Ki Na Dha   -   Dha Te Te Dha Te Te Dha Dha
25       26       27       28       29       30       31       32      
Te Te Dha Ga Tun Na Ki Na Dha       Te Te Dha Ga Tun Na Ki Na Dha   -   Te Te Dha Ga Tun Na Ki Na

 

 

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.