Music Competitions for Students :: 2013


1) Instrumental: Sitar
First Dr. Chandrakant Sardeshmukh Sitar competition 2013 (Dr. Chandrakant Sardeshmukh ) : Pune, India
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SITAR



2) SurTaalNritya 2013: Hindustani Classical Vocal, Tabla and Kathak




HINDUSTANI VOCAL MUSIC
TABLA
HINDUSTANI INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC Share About A Music Competition
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Some Compositions in a Solo Tabla Performance.




1) PESHKAR
A composition played in the beginning of a tabla solo performance. It includes all the bols (syllables) and layakaris (rhythmic patterns). It is a challenge to a tabla player's creativity.

Now listen to a Peshkar set in Teentaal (16 matra/beat cycle)



2) KAYDA
A composition which has a main phrase called Mukh, which is elaborated according to the bols (syllables) used in it, positive (bhari), negative(khaali) spaces in the Taal ( beat cycle) and division of the Taal(beat cycle).

Listen to a Kayda set in Teentaal (16 matra/beat cycle). 



3) PARAN
A composition with open syllables (khulaa or with resonance) played aggressively in fast tempo (dugun or double).

Listen to a Paran set in Teen taal (16 matra/beat cycle).



4) TUKDA
A composition with a main phrase and a Tihai (a rhythmic variation comprising 3 equal repetitions) played in fast tempo (dugun).

Listen to some Tukdas in Teen taal (16 matra/beat cycle). 







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Rhythm of Life




These hands, caught in a frame, 
are like those of a devotee.
Immersed in a prayer, appearing still.
Yet, so full of life,
throbbing with the unbound ecstasy.
                                                 -heramb



RHYTHM DIVINE
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With my students


Time flies by with my students.

Some incidents take you back to long-forgotten moments.
Here's a moment which took me back to the days
when I played the syllables (bols) on tabla for the first time.



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Welcome to Arvind Academy of Tabla


Welcome to Arvind Academy of Tabla!
Founded to provide interactive sessions in learning the art of playing Tabla - the classical Indian percussion instrument.