MCBS KalaGramam

MUSIC CLASS

Tabla and Mridangam

Tabla & Mridangam

Level 1

  • Identifying parts of the instrument and understanding basic requirement for care and maintenance of the instrument.
  • Identifying and playing basic individual strokes: Right hand – te ते, te टे, ke के, thun थुं/di  दी, na ना/ta ता– kinar, ta ता- surLeft hand – ghe घे-index fingers, ghe घे– middle finger or ghe घे- middle and ring fingers.
  • Identifying and playing compound strokes: dha धा, dhin िधं, tin ितं, dhe धे
  • Identifying and playing basic phrases: terekete तेरेकेटे, taka ताक, dhadha tete धाधा तेटे, dhadha terekete धाधा तेरेकेटे, dhete धेटे, kddhe tete कडधेतेटे, dha dhin धािधं, ta tin ताितं.
  • Understanding the taal system and terms associated with it: Laya, vilambit, Madhya, drut, tha, dugun, tigun, chougun, aathgun, taal, matra, theka, sam, taali, khaali
  • Recitation and playing of Teentaal, Jhaptaal, Ektaal, Rupak, Kaherva, Dadra
  • Listening session for Teentaal:
  • Recognition of the saptak and ability to sing the swaras
  • Using a metronome and mirror for practice sessions

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Level 2

  • Application of basic taals from Level 1 to songs or other vocal compositions.
  • Embellishing Teentaal and Jhaptaal thekas
  • Recitation and playing basic thekas from Level  1 in double and quadruple tempi
  • Repertoire in Teentaal –2 qaidas with elaboration (tete and terekete) 5 simple tihais1 tukda
  • Playing with nagma
  • Listening session for Teentaal in accompaniment
  • Using a metronome and mirror for practice session

Level 3

  • Application of embellished Teentaal and Jhaptaal thekas to songs or other vocal compositions
  • Laggis in Kaherva
  • More strokes and phrases (gadigena, dhere dhere, dhenegene, dhatrka dhetete kata gadigena, ghede naga)
  • Repertoire in Teentaal –2 qaidas with elaboration (tete, terekete)1 rela with elaboration (terekete)1 gat
  • Repertoire in Jhaptaal – 5 simple tihais
  • Recitation and playing of teesra jaati using Dadra bols
  • Basics of tuning the tabla
  • Playing with nagma
  • Listening session for Kaherva:
  • Using a metronome and mirror for practice sessions

Level 4

  • Recitation and playing of Addha/Sitarkhani, Tilwada, Punjabi
  • Revisiting strokes, phrases and previous repertoire and introducing devices for expression (dynamics, tonal color, texture)
  • New phrases – trka, dhadha gheghe taka, dhet
  • Repertoire in Teentaal –1 qaida with elaboration (teesra jaati)1 rela with elaboration (dheredhere)2 tukdas1 chakradar
  • Repertoire in Jhaptaal – 2 tukdas
  • Repertoire in Ektaal – 5 simple tihais
  • Recitation of misra jaati using Rupak bols
  • Learning to play the tanpura
  • Tuning the tabla
  • Playing with nagma
  • Listening session for Jhaptaal
  • Using a metronome and mirror for practice sessions

Level 5

  • Embellishing Addha/Sitarkhani, Tilwada, Punjabi, Jat
  • Improvising with instrumental music (Teentaal)
  • Repertoire in Teentaal -1 peshkar with elaboration1 qaida with elaboration (misra jaati)1 rela with elaboration (dhenegene)1 gat2 tukdas2 chakradars
  • Repertoire in Jhaptaal -1 qaida with elaboration (tete)
  • Repertoire in Ektaal – 2 tukdas
  • More emphasis on expression
  • Recitation of khanda jaati using Jhaptaal bols
  • Learning a madhya laya khayal in Teentaal
  • Tuning the tabla
  • Playing with nagma
  • Listening session for Dadra
  • Using a metronome and mirror for practice sessions

Level 6

  • Accompanying vilambit khayal (Ektaal)
  • Recitation and playing of Jhumra, Deepchandi, Ada Chautaal, Dhamaar
  • Improvising with instrumental solo (Jhaptaal)
  • Recitation of sankirna jaati using parts of Teental and Jhaptaal
  • Repertoire in Teentaal –Peshkar1 gat and qaida with elaboration1 rela with elaboration (taktak)2 gats2 tukdas2 chakradars
  • Repertoire in Jhaptaal -1 rela with elaboration (terekete)
  • Repertoire in Ektaal -1 qaida with elaboration (tete)
  • Repertoire in Rupak – 5 simple tihais
  • Learning a vocal composition in Jhaptaal
  • Tuning the tabla
  • Playing with nagma
  • Listening session for Ektaal
  • Using a metronome and mirror for practice sessions

Level 7

  • Accompanying vilambit khayal (Jhumra)
  • Improvising with instrumental solo (Ektaal)
  • Recitation of complex tihais
  • Repertoire in Teentaal -More improvisation in peshkar done in Level 6
    1 gat ang qaida with elaboration1 rela with elaboration2 gats1 ladi3 chakradars3 tukdas
  • Repertoire in Jhaptaal – 1 peshkar with elaboration
  • Repertoire in Ektaal – 1 rela with elaboration
  • Repertoire in Rupak -1 qaida
  • Learning a vocal composition in Rupak
  • Tuning the tabla
  • Playing with nagma
  • Using a metronome and mirror for practice sessions

 

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