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Lesson 9 A: Kahervā Tāla Prakārs 1 and 2

 

Prakars are variations of the theka. Most of the time, the prakar will sound like the theka by adjusting or adding extra bols. In some cases, it will sound different from the theka. Just as many mridanga players exist in the world, there are an unlimited number of prakars. Each tala will present a few prakars after teaching the main theka lesson.

 

Prakar lessons are shown as the lesson number followed by a letter. The prakars shown here are mainly bhajan style, although some can be used in kirtans too. Prakar form A is usually the easiest. As it goes through the alphabet, it will be a little more challenging and more refined.

 

We will only present five kaherva prakars in this lesson.

 

PRAKAR 1:

 

X

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

dhā

ti

ti

dhin

dhin

dhā

 

This prakar will remind you of tintal. If you examine the dayan side alone, you will see that the dayan bols are ti ti which is the same dayan bols for tintal.

 

Practice this prakar. Play the following clips and play along to get familiar with this cycle.

 

AUDIO CLIP 9 A 1: Kaherva Tala Prakar 1

 

AUDIO CLIP 9 A 2: Kaherva Tala Prakar 1 with Kartals

 

PRAKAR 2:

 

X

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

gha

 

ti

 

ga

dhin

 

 

This is one of the simplest prakars of kaherva tala. The key thing about this tala is that you have two PAUSE bols in this cycle. You could read this as gha PAUSE ti PAUSE gha dhin . Timing is VERY important when it comes to PAUSE. Remember that this is an eight beat cycle. The two PAUSE bols serves as two matras. Eliminating these will form a six beat cycle, which is NOT kaherva.

 

Listen to AUDIO CLIP 9 A 3 to hear how this cycle sounds like.

 

AUDIO CLIP 9 A 3: Kaherva Tala Prakar 2

 

AUDIO CLIP 9 A 4: Kaherva Tala Prakar 2 with Kartals

 

VIDEOS:

VIDEO CLIP 9 A 1: Prakar 1

VIDEO CLIP 9 A 2: Prakar 2

 

UPDATED: November 26, 2013