INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Tabla Forum: Train Sounds Rela

 

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Pete
Train Sounds Rela Jan 30, 2003 02:16 p.m.


Hi Tabla Lovers:

Some months ago someone posted a rela on the sounds of the train (was it Warren?), but I can't find it now. Could someone help?

Thanks in advance.

Pete

Bhavesh
Re:Train Sounds Rela Jan 30, 2003 02:35 p.m.


I don't know which one you are talking about but this is the one I used to play for old kind of train (steam engine)(not practicing any more )

it is keketete keketete

1st keke is played as usual on the bayan and tete is normal TeTa.
hear is the trick. When you play second keketete play keke same as 1st except pull your hand invered(towards you so your finger portion hit shyhi(gab) portaion on the bayan.

Go fast it will sound like train.

if you have confusion tell me I will try to explain batter.

Pete
Re:Train Sounds Rela Jan 31, 2003 04:24 p.m.


Thank you Swara, thank you Bhavesh! I will give your compositions a try. I vaguely remember Warren mentioning a locomotive sound rela from Zakir. Am I right or just dreaming it up, Warren?
Warren
Re:Train Sounds Rela Feb 02, 2003 05:51 p.m.


This is a very old composition but Zakir tells a big story about it and that it was composed around 1912 when the train came in to town.
The maharaj asked the court tabla player to create a composition in honor of the train and so by this story this was the first Rela,Zakir plays the Tuna phrase last and makes it sounds like the whistle, The taka terekitataka phrase, play the tak with the1st finger on the center of the gab .
Zakir starts it slow,plays it single , double, quadruple speed then slows it down like a train stopping and then makes a sliding sound on the baya like steam shhh shhh shhh shhh.

Dha teri, kitaka, Dha teri, kitaka, Dha teri, kitaka, Dha teri, kitaka

Taka terikitataka Taka terikitataka Taka terikitataka Taka terikitataka

Dhe re Dhe re kitataka Dhe re Dhe re kitataka Dhe re Dhe re kitataka Dhe re Dhe re kitataka

Tun na kitataka Tun na kitataka Tun na kitataka Tun na kitataka

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[quote]Swara (Jan 31, 2003 12:05 p.m.):
Was it this one,Pete?

Pete
Re:Train Sounds Rela Feb 05, 2003 09:04 p.m.


Thanks, Warren!
Ram
Re:Train Sounds Rela Feb 06, 2003 05:08 a.m.


Try this link to see the written bols and hear audio of what Warren has just described

http://www.discourses.ca/v2n2a1.html

It also contain Yoges Samsi's version of the rela.

Pete
Re:Train Sounds Rela Feb 06, 2003 09:13 a.m.


That's fantastic, Ram! Isn't the internet a great resource if you know how to look (and a garbage dump if you don't know how to look scrutinizingly)?

I liked the Tary Khan train sounds better than Zakir's. Can anyone tell me what bols he is playing?

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