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Tala Name: Kaherva

Matras: 8

Divisions: 4+4

Tali: 1

Khali: 5

Jati: Catastra

Bol:

 

 

 

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One of the most versatile talas in North Indian music is Kaherva tala. The tala is eight matras long with tali on the sam and khali on matra 5. The bol feature, however, has many forms that it becomes difficult to identify each of the prakars. The bols shown above has been regarded, for the most part, as the official theka.

 

PRAKARS:

 

The following rhythmic cycles are variations of kaherva tala played on either table or mridanga.

 

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LINKS

Khol Lesson 9: Kaherva Theka

Khol Lesson 9 A: Kaherva Theka Prakars 1 and 2

Khol Lesson 9 B: Kaherva Theka Prakars 3 and 4

Khol Lesson 9 C: Kaherva Theka Prakar 5

Tabla Lesson 8: Eight Matra Talas

 

http://kksongs.org/images/video_play.png   Khol Lesson 9: Kaherva Tala: DIDACTIC

http://kksongs.org/images/video_play.png   Khol Lesson 9: Kaherva Tala: PRACTICE

http://kksongs.org/images/video_play.png   Khol Lesson 9 A: Kaherva Tala Prakar 1

http://kksongs.org/images/video_play.png   Khol Lesson 9 A: Kaherva Tala Prakar 2

http://kksongs.org/images/video_play.png   Khol Lesson 9 B: Kaherva Tala Prakar 3

http://kksongs.org/images/video_play.png   Khol Lesson 9 B: Kaherva Tala Prakar 4

http://kksongs.org/images/video_play.png   Khol Lesson 9 C: Kaherva Tala Prakar 5

 

UPDATED: November 6, 2017