tala



[Hindi]


Fixed time cycle or meter in Indian music, built from uneven groupings of beats.


SUGGESTED LISTENING EXAMPLES:

Shankar: Bhimpalesi (demo, excerpt)
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 4, Track 9
Shankar: Bhimpalesi (middle)
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 61
Traditional: South Indian. Thumri (Vina)
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 60

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