INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Tabla Forum: tabla rhythm cycles & philosophy - looking for more info

 

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abhinav
tabla rhythm cycles & philosophy - looking for more info Jan 27, 2002 08:27 a.m.


Hello,

I know a little about Indian/Hindu philosophy and am also a student of the tabla. I saw it mentioned somewhere recently that different tabla rhythm cycles (3 beats, 6 beats etc.) correspond to different philosophical ideas/deities/divinities etc. I found this idea extremely interesting and have been trying to find out more about it. If anybody has any knowledge of this profound subject or can point me to a source of information I would appreciate it.

Abhinav

Jake
Re:tabla rhythm cycles & philosophy - looking for more info Jan 28, 2002 03:01 a.m.


Hello!
Mail to David Courtney. I believe he knows.
Pedro
Re:tabla rhythm cycles & philosophy - looking for more info Jan 28, 2002 09:11 p.m.


Hi, my teacher, has told me that Dadra Taal represents an elephant's walk, Tintaal seems the galop of a horse, and Jhap taal seems like a halt's walk.
Paul
Re:tabla rhythm cycles & philosophy - looking for more info Feb 02, 2002 10:35 p.m.


hi
my teacher said that the khali ("empty" beats) were somehow representative of the ancient concept of the cosmic dance of the gods. anyone hear anything similar?
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