03 October 2007
It is infact the off beat variation that I tried a few days ago. Instaed hitting 3r and 4th beats in the division, a single stroke on the tabla in between these beats creats an enjoyable variation.
Now I know this is called a Punjabi theaka!
My experinence is that this variation is not appropriate for entire performance. However is a good thing to try as a variation for improvisation.
My grand father used to tell me, "That Mrudanga player uses a lot of Ardha Matre Pettu (Off beat strokes), that confuses singer!". I have known where singers and drummers had tussel over off beat strokes... good thing to stay away from.
02 October 2007
Some words inspire me to write| I usually write the heading first and then think about it| Thus origin of my thoughts is in some word or phrase, most of the time| Anyway, it is a nice way to start thinking about something|
If you have a difficulty in thinking, pick a word and start thinking about everything it relates to| Do you remember that essay on cow/coconut tree? Oh ya.. a gal(!) was supposed write an essay on coconut tree| She did not find anything interesting to write| So she started, "A cow was tied to a coconut tree" then wrote an essay on Cow! Something like that|
Writing some nonsense and giving it an unrelated heading is a modern art| Like all the modern arts, you can do anything and then call it an abstraction| Thus this type of writing with no central theme with an unrelated heading is new form of art| I call this , "Cardinal Context Contrast"| Cardinal in a sense that there is no order or central idea in writing| Context Contrast is brought by the heading that sets a context and the body that contrasts the context set by the heading|
I wish you a great day on Mahathma's jayanti| He did not die from bullets but from our own bullshits| Yours too|
01 October 2007
TareGaLa Naadinali Poem
Taregala nadinali gaali beesideyante.
Dadra Taal Tabla
Dadra taala attempt. (Intro by Manjunath Ankathatti)
[Our apologies for not being able to record nice smell of the Samabar that was being cooked by Channakeshava]
ACK: Thanks to Deepa for tips on embeding audio to blog. (http://beta-templatetesting.blogspot.com/2006/12/to-include-audio-clip-in-your-posts.html)