Wednesday, March 13, 2002

The Jhap Taal is a tabla taal ('pattern' if you may) of ten beats with the beats divided in four sections arranged thus: 2+3+2+3, and used for instrumental and khayal recitals This taal doesn't seem to have been used too often in Hindi film songs. The western equivalent would be 5/4 (famously demonstrated by the Dave Brubeck Quartet standard, Take Five). I only know of the following instances (drop me a line if there are more)

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