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KKSongs Kartal Tutorial
While the kartals seem insignificant as far their study is concerned, there is no denial of its importance to musical compositions, in general. It is concerned to be the backbone of a kirtan or bhajan. In order to accompany properly in bhajans or kirtans, it is important to know what rhythm to use, how to play it without sounding out of control. Since kartals is not as advanced as the tabla or khol, this will be a very brief tutorial with kartal thekas.
UPDATED: July 29, 2010