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Jhaptal is the most common 10 beat tal in northern India.  It is composed of four vibhags of 2, 3, 2, and 3 matras.  These vibhags are denoted by clap, clap, wave, and clap respectively.  Jhaptal shows up in a variety of classical and semiclassical settings.  It may be found in the kheyal, tarana, bhajan, and Rabindra sangeet.

Clapping/ Waving Arrangement

Clap, 2, Clap, 2, 3, wave, 2, clap, 2, 3

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