Jai Taal Theka

Jai Taal Theka is a North Indian taal cycle. . It is used to accompany Dhrupad, Gurbani Kirtan & Solo performances. 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 – 13

Vibhag / Divisions – 7 (2/2/2/2/2/1/2)

Taali / Clap – 1, 3, 7, 11, 12

Khali – 5, 9


Jai Taal Theka

Jai Taal Theka

Jai Taal Theka Layakari





Jai Taal Theka Aad

Jai Taal Theka Kuad in one avartan

Jai Taal Theka Biad in one avartan

Kayda in Jai Taal

Simple Read View of above Kayda

Dhati DhaS Titkit Tak Titkit Dhage Dhinagina, Dhati Dhage Dhati Dhage Tinakina,

Tati TaS Titkit Tak Titkit Take Tinaknia, Dhati Dhage Dhati Dhage Dhinagina.


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

2. How many beats make a cycle of Jai Taal?
a) 10
b) 11
c) 13
d) 14

3. Which is the correct sequence of Taali-Khali?
a) 1,3,5,7,8,11,12
b) 1,3,4,7,8,11,12
c) 1,3,5,7,9,11,12
d) 1,3,5,7,8,10,12

4. Which beat is having a pause?
a) 3
b) 4
c) 5
d) 7

5. Which Matra/Beat is Khali in Jai Taal?
a) 5, 7
b) 5, 9
c) 5, 7
d) 3, 7, 11

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

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