Ek Taal Theka

Ek Taal or Ik Taal is a North Indian taal. This Taal is a 12 beat cycle referred to Tisra Jati group. It is used with Khayal, Semi-Classical Music, Solo performance, and accompanying string instrument also. It is a SAMPADI taal group.

Matra / Beat - 12

Jati - Tisra

Vibhag / Division - 6 (2/2/2/2//2/2)

Taali / Clap - 1, 5, 9, 11

Khali / Wave - 3, 7

Ek Taal Theka

Ek Taal Theka Layakari





Ek Taal Theka Aad

Kuad in One Avartan

Biad in One Avartan

Compositions in Ek Taal


1. How many Divisions are there in Ek Taal?
a) 4
b) 5
c) 6
d) 8

2. How many beats make a cycle of Ek Taal?
a) 6
b) 7
c) 12
d) 10

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

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

5. Which Matra/Beat is Khali in Ek Taal?
a) 3, 8
b) 3, 7
c) 4, 7
d) 3, 5, 9

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

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