18 February 2008

How Yakshagana Taalas map to Karnataka Sangeetha Taala?

Adi Taala in Yakshagana

Tatkara:
Ta hasta din da din na - ta tom ta di na ka
8 beats
4 + 2 + 2
7 + 2 + 4
{1+2+2+2} + {1+1} + {2+2} (Gathi) (I do not know I am srewing up here)
There are many improvisations I can think of here and my god they get complex.

Karnataka Sangeetha
(Chatusra jathi Triputa)
4+2+2


Holy crap I have a realization today; I will bet my life for this. The most complex rhythm patterns of percussion are not in Karnataka Sangeetha but in Yakshagana chande rhythms. But this complexity comes at the cost of sophestication? Let me think... where is that old book... man...

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