INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Tabla Forum: Tabla in Drupad

 

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karmavore
Tabla in Drupad Apr 19, 2002 12:30 a.m.


Does anyone know what characterizes tabla accompanyment of Drupad vocal (or Drupad in general)? What are the more popular tekas, bols etc? I know it's probably a big question. I do know that lower tuned tablas are often used to simulate pakhwaj.

Any help would be appreciated.

Pedro
Re:Tabla in Drupad Apr 19, 2002 10:38 p.m.


u'know, in Dhrupad style they use more pakhawaj than tabla, and taals like Chartal, Sulphaktaal, Tivra taal, etc. commonly they use to play very little of theka, but more prakar. When you play pakhawaj compositions in the tabla, you can play the original pakhawaj bols, such as the Ta with the lower edge of the right hand, the open Ge on bayan, or the open Di in GaDiGina.
karmavore
Re:Tabla in Drupad Apr 22, 2002 05:38 p.m.


Yeah, I've got one Drupad recording with Krishan Gopal on the Vina. Anindo Chaterjee plays a very low sounding tabla (a big monster from the liner notes) that plays Chautal. Chautal is a great tal, sounds like someone taking a funky stroll down the street. For those who don't know, it's 12 beats, 4+4+4. I've seen slight variations, but it is basically:

Dha Dha Dhun Na KeTe Dha Tun Na TeTe KeTe GeDi GiNa

Do you have any ideas for Prakar with this Theka? I guess I could just improvise, but any ideas would be appreciated!


Pedro (Apr 19, 2002 10:38 p.m.):
u'know, in Dhrupad style they use more pakhawaj than tabla, and taals like Chartal, Sulphaktaal, Tivra taal, etc. commonly they use to play very little of theka, but more prakar. When you play pakhawaj compositions in the tabla, you can play the original pakhawaj bols, such as the Ta with the lower edge of the right hand, the open Ge on bayan, or the open Di in GaDiGina.
Pedro
Re:Tabla in Drupad Apr 25, 2002 07:44 p.m.


here is a nice prakar Chautaal me:
Dha Dha DinDin Ta TeteTete Dha DinDin Ta TeteTete TeteDha- TrakaDha- neDha-ne Dha=x
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