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Tabla Class Notes

Bol Sequence TiReKiTe
  • These sequences are intended to develop the production of the bol sequence TiReKiTe.
  • We denote the Te in TiReKiTe as Te, to dinstinguish it from the Te of TiTe. Te is played with the third and fourth fingers together (or the second, third and fourth in the Purab style) on the syahi and is a closed sound.
  • We denote the Ta in the sequence TiReKiTeTaKa as Ta, to distinguish it from the Ta played on the kinar. The Ta is a closed sound produced on the dayan by striking the center of the syahi with the index finger.
  • Choose a comfortable even tempo and practice each sequence in double tempo.
  • Play each sequence 20-30 times or as many times as your time, energy (and patience) will allow.
  • The words in the sequences are indicated by grouping bols together in a single color.
  • In the tables below, each vertical bar indicates one matra or beat. The -- in the table entries below, indicate a silent 1/2 matra.
  • Please note that the sequence TiReKiTe itself is played in double tempo (relative to the rest of the phrase).

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6-beat sequence. The Te below is different from the Te in TiTe.
I Dha -- Ti Re Ki Te Ta -- Ti Re Ki Te

8-beat sequences. Each half has a 1-1-2 pattern that lends itself to 3 permutations.
II Dha -- Dha -- Ti Re Ki Te Ta -- Ta -- Ti Re Ki Te
III Dha -- Ti Re Ki Te Dha -- Ta -- Ti Re Ki Te Ta --
IV Ti Re Ki Te Dha -- Dha -- Ti Re Ki Te Ta -- Ta --

8-beat sequences. The Ta below is different from the kinar Ta (or Na).
V Dha -- Ti Re Ki Te Ta Ka Ta -- Ti Re Ki Te Ta Ka
VI Ti Re Ki Te Ta Ka Dha -- Ti Re Ki Te Ta Ka Ta --

12-beat sequence. The Ta below is different from the kinar Ta (or Na).
X Dha -- Ti Re Ki Te Ta Ka Ti Re Ki Te Ta -- Ti Re Ki Te Ta Ka Ti Re Ki Te

16-beat sequence. The Ta below is different from the kinar Ta (or Na).
XI Ti Re Ki Te Ta Ka Ta -- Ti Re Ki Te Dha -- --   -- Ti Re Ki Te Ta Ka Ta -- Ti Re Ki Te Ta -- --   --


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