INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Tabla Forum: Dayan-Only Composition

 

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Pete
Dayan-Only Composition Feb 05, 2003 10:01 p.m.


I thought it would be very interesting to have a dayan-only (right hand only for a right-handed person) composition. Does anyone know one?

Thanks in advance.

TheMonk
Re:Dayan-Only Composition Feb 05, 2003 11:01 p.m.


Ghe Ge Ka Ka Ghe Ghe Gi Ka Ga Ga <finger snaps>


Both hands now!

GHEGHEGHEGHEGHEGHEGHEGHEGHEGHEGHEGHEGHEHGEGHEGHEGHEG

Pete
Re:Dayan-Only Composition Feb 06, 2003 08:15 a.m.


Monk, I was looking for right hand strokes only. These are left hand strokes!



TheMonk (Feb 05, 2003 11:01 p.m.):
Ghe Ge Ka Ka Ghe Ghe Gi Ka Ga Ga <finger snaps>


Both hands now!

GHEGHEGHEGHEGHEGHEGHEGHEGHEGHEGHEGHEGHEHGEGHEGHEGHEG


TheMonk
Re:Dayan-Only Composition Feb 07, 2003 01:11 a.m.


oh!
hahha I misread, in that case ill spare you my favorite right hand only composition. (I dont know any)
Shawn
Re:Dayan-Only Composition Feb 07, 2003 03:22 p.m.


These actually DO exist, and they're called ek hatthi (one hand) compositions. Here is an ek hatthi tukra from Frances Shepherd's PhD dissertation, "Tabla and the Benares Gharana".

It's 16 matras long, and I separated each matra with a comma.

TaRaTaRa,TinNaTinNa,TaTinNaTa,TinNaTin-,
Tin-TaRan, --NaTa, Tet-Tet-, TaRaTinNa,
TaTinNaTa,TinNaTinNa,Ta-TeTe,TaTinNaTa,
TinNaTinNa,Ta-TeTe,TaTinNaTa,TinNaTinNa,
Ta

The story is that there was a tabla player over 100 years ago who became quite famous. He was invited by a king to play, and after hearing him, the king told the tabla player that from then on, he must only perform for him. The tabla player refused, since he had practiced long and hard so that everyone could derive pleasure from his playing. So, the king gave the order to cut off his left hand. After that, the tabla player composed hundreds of right-hand-only compositions.

So there you go


Shawn
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Vinay
Re:Dayan-Only Composition Feb 07, 2003 03:27 p.m.


Not sure if we can have too much of variation with a daya only.... if you are looking at compositions to perfect your right hand..

The DhaTita DhaTita DhadhaTita DhageTinaKina &
DhaTi dhaGe Dhina Gina compositions for the na/ta combination ....

The DhinDhinaGiNa DhinDhinaGiNa DhaDhaGiNa composition for the Dha Dhin/Ta Tin combination

Vinay
Re:Dayan-Only Composition Feb 07, 2003 03:29 p.m.


Posted my reply too soon I guess
Gabriel
Re:Dayan-Only Composition Feb 08, 2003 02:50 p.m.


Here is some exercises using only "na" and "ti te".

c : harmonic stroke on chanti
m : middle finger
1 : index finger
23 : middle and ring fingers

n� ti (c,m)
n� ti n� (c,m,c)
n� ti te (c,m,1)
n� te te (c,23,1) or (c,1,23)
n� te te n� (c,23,1,c) or (c,1,23,c)
n� ti te n� (c,m,1,c)
n� ti te ti (c,m,1,m)
n� ti te te (c,m,1,23)

They are rather simple but good to warm up the right hand.

Sincerely, Gabriel

Pete
Re:Dayan-Only Composition Feb 08, 2003 05:02 p.m.


How about that! Hats off to your research prowess, Shawn!



Shawn (Feb 07, 2003 03:22 p.m.):
These actually DO exist, and they're called ek hatthi (one hand) compositions. Here is an ek hatthi tukra from Frances Shepherd's PhD dissertation, "Tabla and the Benares Gharana".

It's 16 matras long, and I separated each matra with a comma.

TaRaTaRa,TinNaTinNa,TaTinNaTa,TinNaTin-,
Tin-TaRan, --NaTa, Tet-Tet-, TaRaTinNa,
TaTinNaTa,TinNaTinNa,Ta-TeTe,TaTinNaTa,
TinNaTinNa,Ta-TeTe,TaTinNaTa,TinNaTinNa,
Ta

The story is that there was a tabla player over 100 years ago who became quite famous. He was invited by a king to play, and after hearing him, the king told the tabla player that from then on, he must only perform for him. The tabla player refused, since he had practiced long and hard so that everyone could derive pleasure from his playing. So, the king gave the order to cut off his left hand. After that, the tabla player composed hundreds of right-hand-only compositions.

So there you go


Warren
Re:Dayan-Only Composition Feb 11, 2003 10:58 a.m.


That's a good one. It's also good that the king didn't cut off the right hand because I think after a while a bunch of ghe ge ghe compositions would not have been as interesting.


Pete (Feb 08, 2003 05:02 p.m.):
How about that! Hats off to your research prowess, Shawn!



Shawn (Feb 07, 2003 03:22 p.m.):
These actually DO exist, and they're called ek hatthi (one hand) compositions. Here is an ek hatthi tukra from Frances Shepherd's PhD dissertation, "Tabla and the Benares Gharana".

It's 16 matras long, and I separated each matra with a comma.

TaRaTaRa,TinNaTinNa,TaTinNaTa,TinNaTin-,
Tin-TaRan, --NaTa, Tet-Tet-, TaRaTinNa,
TaTinNaTa,TinNaTinNa,Ta-TeTe,TaTinNaTa,
TinNaTinNa,Ta-TeTe,TaTinNaTa,TinNaTinNa,
Ta

The story is that there was a tabla player over 100 years ago who became quite famous. He was invited by a king to play, and after hearing him, the king told the tabla player that from then on, he must only perform for him. The tabla player refused, since he had practiced long and hard so that everyone could derive pleasure from his playing. So, the king gave the order to cut off his left hand. After that, the tabla player composed hundreds of right-hand-only compositions.

So there you go



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