Counting Beats, Taals, Tihais, Chakkardars

From my experience, many people get impatient with themselves when they listen to Indian Classical Music because they don’t understand what’s going on.
It’s actually very easy to understand if you ask the right people.
Even if you have NO clue about the technicalities of what Raag is being played, I think you can thoroughly enjoy a performance if you can follow the beat.
I know that’s how I started.

This workshop is for you if you

  • * want to understand how Taals work in the Indian system of music
  • * as a listener, want to be able to count the beats so you know what’s going on – you’ll enjoy all the Indian Classical Music concerts you attend from now on because you can follow the beat. You’ll appreciate the millions of Indian Classical Music videos on Youtube much much more.
  • * easily learn to count the more complex cycles – like Vilambit (VERY slow) ektaal… and beats with fractions like “10 3/4 (10.75) beats” —– apply the same concepts when you listen to any other Vilambit taal or other cycles with 1/4, 1/2, or 3/4 fractions.
  • * Learn how Tihais and Chakkardaars work so you can enjoy them more
  • * and Finally: learn a very simple system for creating your own Tihais

Everything in this workshop will be explained it to you in a way that’s straightforward, practical, and simplified as much as it can be.

This lesson is available for purchase but you need to login or register first.
Cost: 18USD . You will have access to the content for 150 days.

We think 150 days is plenty of time for you to Really 'get' the lessons in this particular workshop. It will be our responsibility to make sure you get answers to your questions + feedback within the given time limit.

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4 thoughts on “Counting Beats, Taals, Tihais, Chakkardars”

  1. When the singer doesn’t know the Taal of the composition, after singing a few lines, the tabalchi knows which Taal to play- how?

  2. I am interested in this workshop, but I am interested in how this is done, are there videos regarding this topic, or a written paper or what. I have very very little knowledge regarding taalas and I would like to leran more…
    Best regards

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