INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Tabla Forum: Repost on Ektal

 

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Louis
Repost on Ektal Feb 02, 2001 03:04 a.m.


I was wondering how people thought that Ektal was divided up. On the old forum I asked this question and got several different answers. It seems to me that depending on the source of the information that Ektal is divided up as

2+2+2+2+2+2
4+4+4
3+3+3+3 ??
2+4+2+4

There are also descrepancies between the placement of the Kali section. What do people think?

Warren
Re:Repost on Ektal Feb 02, 2001 07:15 p.m.


It is most formerly known to be broken in 2's first on your list


Louis (Feb 02, 2001 05:04 a.m.):
I was wondering how people thought that Ektal was divided up. On the old forum I asked this question and got several different answers. It seems to me that depending on the source of the information that Ektal is divided up as

2+2+2+2+2+2
4+4+4
3+3+3+3 ??
2+4+2+4

There are also descrepancies between the placement of the Kali section. What do people think?


Gab
Re:Repost on Ektal Feb 02, 2001 08:43 p.m.


Dear Louis,
I tend to agree with Warren on this one. Ek taal is one of the rare taal along with tintaal that can be played ati vilambit as well as ati drut. For that matter it is natural to feel it in 6 divisions in vilambit and 3 divisions in drut. That is what I think. But further more it seems that most ka�das I have are structured 3 3 3 3 or 6 6!!! (depending on the speed) So, Ek taal is one of those things... As far as the subdivisions 2 4 2 4 I've never seen this anywhere before but there is a nice feel to it especialy in madhya drut. Keep writting, Gab
agodemar
Re:Repost on Ektal Feb 05, 2001 08:31 a.m.


Hi from Agostino, Italy.
In a great concert held in Monterey years ago, Pt. Ravi Shankar presents a tabla solo in Ektal introducing "one of the greatest masters of this drum: Ustad Alla Rakha". He explains how Ektal is divided into 4+4+2+2 and says "... but today Ustad wants to play a faster tempo, so in Ektal will shall count 6 and divide it into 2+2+1+1."
Hope this would help in collecting information about Ektal.
Agostino De Marco
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