Hey friends. It has been a long time since i wrote my last post. But today i will be discussing about the varios taals in kathak. A lot of my friends who are learning kathak,guys this post is special for you all. So like i have already discussed in a lot of my previos posts there are various different taals in kathak. The most common to hear among them are-

Teentaal,Jhaptaal,Ektaal etc. Because these taals are generally taught in the beginning of learning karthak,you may not hear too much of the taals which we learn in later years of learning kathak. So here,i am going to share the basic theka of these bols. If you could’nt understand what ‘theka’ is ,here is its definition- theka is the basic bol of any taal said in ekgoon or the slowest speed! So without any further ado let’s get started!👇👇👇
Teentaal :

Dha   dhin  dhin   Dha |

Dha    dhin  dhin   dha|

Na   tin   tin    na  |

Tete   dhin   dhin   dha|  dha |

*The last single word (dha) represents sam( pronounced as som) to end the bol. Similarly every bol has som!


Vibhag or divisions of taal -4

 Chhanda or matra in the vibhags -4|4|4|4


Dhi   na   |   Dhi   dhi   na  |

Ti  na  |  Dhi   dhi   na|  dhi|



Chhanda or matra in the vibhags-2/3/2/3


Dhin dhin |  Dhage   terekete |

Thu   na | Kat     ta|

Dhage    terekete   |   Dhi   na| dhin|


Vibhag -6

Chhanda or matra in the vibhags- 2/2/2/2/2/2

Dhamaar taal:

Ka   dhe    te    dhe   te   |

Dha   s |

Ga   di   ne  |

Di  ne  ta  s | ka|

*Here the “s” stands for silence therefore nothing should be said in its place!



Chhanda or matra in the vibhags- 5/2/3/4

So,thats it for today. Soon I will be posting a part two for this post. Till then stay tuned guys.   🙂 😀 😄


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