Jhap Taal Theka

Jhap Taal is a North Indian taal. This Taal is a 10 beat cycle referred to Khand Jati group. It is used with Khayal, Solo performance, and accompaning string instruments also. It is a ARDH-SAMPADI taal.

Matra / Beat - 10

Jati - Khand

Vibhag / Division - 4 (2/3/2/3)

Taali / Clap - 1, 3, 8

Khali / Wave - 6

Jhap Taal Theka

Jhap Taal Theka Layakari





Jhap Taal Theka Aad

Kuad in One Avartan

Biad in One Avartan

Compositions in Jhap Taal


1. How many Divisions are there in Jhap Taal?
a) 2
b) 3
c) 4
d) 5

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

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

4. Choose the Correct Taali sequence?
a) 1, 3, 9
b) 1, 4, 6
c) 1, 3, 8
d) 1, 4, 8

5. Which Matra/Beat is Khali in Jhap Taal?
a) 3
b) 5
c) 6
d) 8

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

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