Mat taal - Matt taal

Mat taal - Matt taal 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 – 9

Jati - Sankeerna

Vibhag / Divisions – 3 (4/2/3)

Taali / Clap – 1, 7

Khali – 5


Mat Taal Theka Layakari





Mat Taal Theka Aad

Kuad in One Avartan

Biad in One Avartan

Kayda in Mat Taal

Simple Read View of above Kayda

DhaS Titkit Tak Titkit  Dhati Ghena Dhati Dhage Tinakina,

TaS Titkit Tak Titkit Tati Kena Dhati Dhage Dhinagina


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

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

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

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

5. Which Matra/Beat is Khali in Mat Taal?
a) 3
b) 5
c) 7
d) 4

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

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