Ada Chautaal - Ada Chartal

Ada Chautaal - Ada Chartal is played on Tabla. It is used to accompany Khayal, String instruments & Solo performance as well. The performance tempo is Madhya laya or Medium Tempo for this Taal. Compositions like Peshkar, kayda, Rela, Tukda, Paran, etc. are played in this Taal cycle.

Matra / Beats – 14

Jati - Chatursat

Vibhag / Divisions – 7 (2/2/2/2/2/2/2)

Taali / Clap – 1, 3, 7, 11

Khali – 5, 9, 13


Ada Chautaal Theka

Ada Chautaal Theka Layakari





Ada Chautaal Theka Aad

Ada Chautaal Theka Aad

Kuad in One Avartan

Biad in One Avartan

Kayda in Ada Chautaal

Simple Read View of above Kayda

DhaSDha  SGhena  DhaTit  DhiTit  Ghen Dhingina,

DhaTit  Dhitit  DhatiGhena  Dhatit Dhitit Ghena Tunakina,

TaSTa  SKena  TaTit  TiTit  Ken Tinkina,

DhaTit  Dhitit  DhatiGhena  Dhatit Dhitit Ghena Tunakina.


1. How many Divisions are there in Ada Chautaal?
a) 3
b) 5
c) 7
d) 8

2. How many beats make a cycle of Ada Chautaal?
a) 9
b) 10
c) 12
d) 14

3. Ada Chautaal belongs to which Jati?
a) Chatursat
b) Trisat
c) Mishra
d) Sampoorna

4. Choose the Correct Taali sequence?
a) 1, 5, 9,11
b) 1, 4, 7,13
c) 1, 3, 7,13
d) 1, 3, 7,11

5. Which Matra/Beat is Khali in Ada Chautaal?
a) 3, 7, 13
b) 5, 7, 13
c) 3, 5, 9, 13
d) 5, 9, 13

[Answers: 1(c), 2(d), 3(a), 4(d), 5(d)]

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