Paul, The site is from Japan, the words are the english font equivalents of the Japanese text. The words for the Taal is written in english though. There is also an icon that you can pick to download the Taal sample. If you have software such as GoldWave, then you can turn these into long loops at various speeds to help you practice your time keeping. But the samples also give a good indication of how that particular cycle or theka should be played.
hello kash! Goldwave is an audio editor. There are many audio editors in internet, some of them freeware or shareware, I mean, you don't have to pay for these. Cool edit, Soundforge are good audio editors but you have to pay for them. http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/alphabetic/
In this address you can find Goldwave. There are many music programs (drum machines, audio editor, syntes, etc) too. You can donwload demos, etc and try them. Good luck! Ed
Goldwave can be downloaded free from http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_description/0,fid,2923,00.asp Other sites have it as well. Search for Goldwave shareware. Excelent simple to use program for cutting and pasting sound samples and making compositions then copying them on to a cd. I have used it to put togather thekas , kaidas and tehais to play along with. Useful to make 5 minute long cycles of kharwa and teentaal to use as background beats to practice singing.