TIVRA TAL (A.K.A. TEEVRA, TIVRATAL, TEEVRATAL)
Tivra tal, variously referred to as tivratal, teevra, or teevra tal, was once a common 7-matra tal of northern India. It was used in the dhrupad style of singing.
Tivra is part of the pakhawaj tradition. This traditon did not have a single theka as we think of it today, but instead used a series of simple accompaniment patterns known as thapi.
Tivra tal began to fall out of fashion as the dhrupad fell out of fashion. This was in the 20th century. Just as the kheyal replaced dhrupad, rupak tal replaced tivra.
Its characteristics are shown below:
Clapping/ Waving Arrangement
clap, 2, 3, wave, 2, clap, 2
Number of Beats
Film Songs in Tivra Tal
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