INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Tabla Forum: Peshkar

 

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omja
Peshkar Dec 03, 2002 01:49 p.m.


hi again,
what is peshkar?
I need to play a piece in performance on sat. 7th. of this month. The piece is a rather long Peskar, my teacher has encouraged me to play it. I can play the piece and i know how it works, but what makes it a peshkar. I dread being asked the question as I feel I can't give an answer. I do not understand my teachers explanation. Too zen like.
I have bought and searched through the recommended texts but to no avail. Can you help??

omja

Jake
Re:Peshkar Dec 04, 2002 02:55 a.m.


[quote]omja (Dec 03, 2002 01:49 p.m.):
hi again,
what is peshkar?

Peshkar means introduction. There you introduce your style.

what makes it a peshkar.

Peshkar is based on syncopation and permutation of the phrases. Also you have certain peshkar themes (for example Delhi Peshkar and Ajrara Peshkar).
I hope this helps! Listening to different perfomers clarifies a lot. Ask your teacher to explain more thoroughly on this subject.

Warren
Re:Peshkar Dec 08, 2002 12:38 a.m.


Peshkar what a fantastic thing!
By the way
I have a recording of Satyajit Talwalker performing for a small audience including Zakir. The whole recording is over an hour of peshkar and it is truly one of the best I ever heard. Anyway he's truly amazing.
I also received a Tari Khan recording and he is to good. He is fantastic but would have to be considered a light classical master although I'm sure he's quite knowledgable, his art is focused highly on the lagg'e. And maybe this fact has been a reason he has not been highly acclaimed as he deserves.
(Please don't ask me for copies of these recordings thanks) .

Warren
http://www.angelfire.com/music3/tabla


Jake (Dec 04, 2002 02:55 a.m.):
[quote]omja (Dec 03, 2002 01:49 p.m.):
hi again,
what is peshkar?

Peshkar means introduction. There you introduce your style.

what makes it a peshkar.

Peshkar is based on syncopation and permutation of the phrases. Also you have certain peshkar themes (for example Delhi Peshkar and Ajrara Peshkar).
I hope this helps! Listening to different perfomers clarifies a lot. Ask your teacher to explain more thoroughly on this subject.


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