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Tabla Class Notes

Beginner's TiReKiTe Kayda
  • Practice this kayda by starting in even-tempo (baraabar laya) such that you can comfortably double the tempo (dogun).
  • Play each variation (prakar or bal) 2-4 times or as many times as your time, energy (and patience) will allow.
  • The phrase groupings and permutation arrangement/s inside the prakars are shown by grouping sequences of bols in different colors.
  • The tail half of each line of the prakar derives from the theme of the kayda and is shown in white.
  • The progression from one prakar to the next can be seen by comparing adjacent prakars and noting the bols grouped in different colors.
  • In the table below, "--" indicates one silent matra or beat.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
The theme of the kayda.

Kayda

Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha Tin Na
Ta Ti Ta Ti Ta Ta TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha Dhin Na
The first variation is constructed by repeating the phrase Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe from the kayda.

Prakar
I

Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe
Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha Tin Na

Ta Ti Ta Ti Ta Ta TiRe KiTe Ta Ti Ta Ti Ta Ta TiRe KiTe

Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha Dhin Na
Variations II-IV contain permutations of the 8-4-4 pattern of bols.

Prakar
II

Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Dha TiRe KiTe
Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha Tin Na

Ta Ti Ta Ti Ta Ta TiRe KiTe Ta Ta TiRe KiTe Ta Ta TiRe KiTe

Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha Dhin Na

Prakar
III

Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Dha TiRe KiTe
Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha Tin Na

Ta Ta TiRe KiTe Ta Ti Ta Ti Ta Ta TiRe KiTe Ta Ta TiRe KiTe

Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha Dhin Na

Prakar
IV

Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe
Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha Tin Na

Ta Ta TiRe KiTe Ta Ta TiRe KiTe Ta Ti Ta Ti Ta Ta TiRe KiTe

Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha Dhin Na
Variations V-VII contain permutations of the 6-6-4 pattern of bols.

Prakar
V

Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Dha TiRe KiTe
Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha Tin Na

Ta Ti Ta Ta TiRe KiTe Ta Ti Ta Ta TiRe KiTe Ta Ta TiRe KiTe

Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha Dhin Na

Prakar
VI

Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe
Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha Tin Na

Ta Ti Ta Ta TiRe KiTe Ta Ta TiRe KiTe Ta Ti Ta Ta TiRe KiTe

Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha Dhin Na

Prakar
VII

Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe
Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha Tin Na

Ta Ta TiRe KiTe Ta Ti Ta Ta TiRe KiTe Ta Ti Ta Ta TiRe KiTe

Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha Dhin Na
Variations VIII-X contain permutations of the 5-5-6 pattern of bols.

Prakar
VIII

Dha Ti Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe
Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha Tin Na

Ta Ti Ta TiRe KiTe Ta Ti Ta TiRe KiTe Ta Ti Ta Ta TiRe KiTe

Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha Dhin Na

Prakar
IX

Dha Ti Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha TiRe KiTe
Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha Tin Na

Ta Ti Ta TiRe KiTe Ta Ti Ta Ta TiRe KiTe Ti Ta Ta TiRe KiTe

Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha Dhin Na

Prakar
X

Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha TiRe KiTe
Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha Tin Na

Ta Ti Ta Ta TiRe KiTe Ta Ti Ta TiRe KiTe Ti Ta Ta TiRe KiTe

Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha Dhin Na
In variations XI-XIII we treat the phrase Dha Dha TiRe KiTe as a 1-1-2 pattern and permute it.

Prakar
XI

Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Dha TiRe KiTe
Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha Tin Na

Ta Ta TiRe KiTe Ta Ta TiRe KiTe Ta Ta TiRe KiTe Ta Ta TiRe KiTe

Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha Dhin Na

Prakar
XII

Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha
Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha Tin Na

Ta TiRe KiTe Ta Ta TiRe KiTe Ta Ta TiRe KiTe Ta Ta TiRe KiTe Ta

Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha Dhin Na

Prakar
XIII

TiRe KiTe Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Dha
Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha Tin Na

TiRe KiTe Ta Ta TiRe KiTe Ta Ta TiRe KiTe Ta Ta TiRe KiTe Ta Ta

Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha Dhin Na

A chakkardar tihaai (a "recursive" tihaai). Each of the three identical phrases of the tihaai below, contains a tihaai inside of it, with a "preamble" (the phrase Dha Ti Dha Ti). The tihaai is shown in single speed here. It should be started from the sam in dogun also.

Tihaai
1x

Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha -- Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha --
Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha -- Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha --

Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha -- Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha -- Dha Ti Dha Ti

Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha -- Dha Dha TiRe KiTe Dha -- Dha Dha TiRe KiTe

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