Art of Kīrtan, Part 3 — Rhythm, Tāla, w/ Karatāla

Continued from Part 2

Vraja shows simple ways to express the fundamental kīrtan beats (Tāla) using hand-cymbals (Karatāla). He shows the “3-beat” (8-mātra, 3-tāla) and the “2-beat” (6-mātra, 2-tāla), each in normal, double and half speed variations.

He also mentions the need to select karatāla carefully, being sure they are tuned to themselves and to one another.

Continued in Part 4

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