Roopak Taal Theka

Roopak Taal Theka is a 7-beat cycle referred to Mishra Jati group. This Taal is a North Indian taal. It is used with Light Music, Semi-Classical Music, Solo performances, and accompanying string instruments. It is a VISHAMPADI taal. Roopak is the Taal cycle with a unique special feature of having a Khali on the Sum. It is one of the most famous and most used Taal cycle from North Indian Music. We can accompany instruments, classical  bandishes, bhajans, ghazals, songs, or can perform Tabla solo with this Taal cycle.

Matra / Beat - 7

Jati - Mishra

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

Taali / Clap - 4, 6

Khali / Wave - 1

Roopak Taal Theka

Roopak Taal Theka

Roopak Taal Theka Layakari


Roopak Taal Theka




Roopak Taal Theka Aad

Kuad in One Avartan

Biad in One Avartan


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

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

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

4. Choose the Correct Taali sequence?
a) 1, 5
b) 4, 6
c) 3,5
d) 1, 4

5. Which Matra/Beat is Khali in Roopak Taal?
a) 1
b) 3
c) 4
d) 8

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

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