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Lesson 19: Six Matra Mukhras

 

This lesson will examine three mukhras of the tisra jati, i.e. six beat and twelve beat cycles. There are many mukhras of the tisra jati, but we will devote our focus on to a total of four.

 

MUKHRA 5:

 

1

 

2

 

ti

ki

ti

ra

ki

ti

 

One may be looking at this and wondering how this a two beat cycle can possible fit a six beat cycle? The answer will explained in greater detail in Lesson 21. If you have a six beat cycle like dadra, you can substitute the final two beats of the dadra theka with this mukhra here.

 

The second thing one may wonder about is how difficult can this be if its just two beats? The thing is that the timing of the bols is crucial. Any beat given an inappropriate amount of time can mess up this mukhra very easily.

 

 

MUKHRA 6:

 

1

 

2

 

3

 

4

 

5

 

6

 

dhin

dhin

dhin

 

This is another good mukhra that is common in Bengali style playing for connecting Bangla ektal cycles. The critical thing about this one is the transition between and .

 

MUKHRA 7:

 

1

 

2

 

3

 

4

 

5

 

6

 

ka

ti

ra

ki

ti

kat*

 

 

 

Mukhra 6 is a cycle that is used to combine dadra and khemta talas. In addition, it serves as a transition from madhya lay dadra to drut dadra.

 

I emphasized in matra 4 that kat is used. Unlike the other kat bols weve worked with, this employs using ra as the nonresonant bol, as opposed to the normal ti that we used.

 

TOD 3:

 

1

 

2

 

3

 

4

 

5

 

6

 

dhin

dhin

dhin

dhin

dhin

dhin

 

This a tod commonly used in six beat cycles, especially in the khemta compositions.

 

SUPPLEMENTAL: FOR YOUR REFERENCE

 

This is not required for this course, but here is a more classical mukhra for Bengali ektal.

 

This is a good mukhra to use in Bangla ektal cycles.

 

1

 

2

 

3

 

4

 

5

 

6

 

dhā

ti

ra

ki

ti

ka

ti

ra

dhā

ti

ra

ki

ti

dhā

ti

ra

ki

ti

 

UPDATED: July 4, 2011