Some write ge tik, some ge tik ke, some ge tak ke, and the rest ge ta ke. Anyway, it is just like the beginning of an Ajrada kaida: ge tak ke ge tak ke dhi ne ... Ge is ge, tak is a powerful note on the shiyahi with your middle finger (like te), and ke is normally ge too, however it's bent upwards in pitch with your heel. In khali it's played ke tak ke. Good luck. PS.: could you please share the whole thing here with angas and pauses marked?
Thank you alien. I copied the kaida just as it appears in the tabla site composition database, but this format does not allow for the spacing required (i could very well be wrong but i can't figure it out). In any case, it is the first 16 beat kaida located in the database if you would like to look at it.
This is an alteration or typo of a famous composition that goes like this getuk, kage, tuka, dhene, dhinna, gene or better to play getuk, kage, tuka, dhene, dhinna, gena
the tuk is played with the right hand like a full hand slap (though the hand is cupped) dhene is a unique bol combination dhe is similar to dhin but the ring finger is up , ne is just the ring finger hitting usually with slight resonance , striking the spot where you normally rest the ring finger . this same ne is used in ge "ne" but for this composition a full "NA" is better . Remember that "ne" with the ring finger is often used to substitute for certain "na" making compositions easier to play . But it shouldn't be used unless specified by the teacher.
biiru (Mar 19, 2003 12:45 a.m.): They were taken from the first Tintal Kaida (Lal-Kila) by Usted Kale Khan in the Tabla Site Composition Database:
GeTik- GeTik- DhinNeDhin NaGeNe
I'm guessing the "Tik" is an abbreviation for TiRaKiTa. Is that right? As for "Ne" I'm totally clueless. Appreciate your help.