INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Tabla Forum: Tala divisions and Ektal


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Tala divisions and Ektal Aug 12, 2001 04:43 p.m.

I heard ektal is divided 4+4+2+2. But I have also hear it divided 3+3+3+3.

Which is more commonly used? Do talas change divisions between Garanas?

Re:Tala divisions and Ektal Aug 16, 2001 04:16 a.m.

I posted this on the original tabla forum and got back stacks of replies.

I've heard

4+4+4 (which certainly sounds right)

all from different sources, I've never been sure if there is a definite answer either.

Re:Tala divisions and Ektal Aug 16, 2001 07:32 a.m.

I've heard Alla Rakha play a tabla solo in Ektal and Ravi Shankar says 12 divided 4+4+2+2, but he goes on to say its a fast tempo Ektal and will count it 2+2+1+1. But my teacher counted it different. Is there any websource for showing Talas and their divisions? Thanks.
Re:Tala divisions and Ektal Aug 16, 2001 10:42 p.m.

Woah thats crazy. I just went through some old posts on this message board and found the thread you made about it before. Someone says the same thing as I did about the Montery Pop Festival and the Alla Rakha Ektal solo.
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