Teen Taal Theka

Teen Taal Theka is a 16 beat or matra rhythmic cycle. This is the most popular and most performed taal cycle in Indian Classical Music. It is also known as Tri Taal. It is performed in all different tempos - Vilambit (Slow), Madhya (Medium), Drut (Fast). Performers use Peshkar, Aamad/Uthaan, Kayda, Rela, Tukda, Chakardar, Paran, Farmaishi, Kamali, Gat, Etc. in this Taal cycle. It is a SAMPADI Taal.

Matra / Beat - 16

Jati - Chatursat

Vibhag / Division - 4 (4/4/4/4)

Taali / Clap - 1,5,13

Khali / Wave - 9

Teen Taal Theka

Teen Taal Theka Layakari





Teen Taal Theka Aad

Kuad in One Avartan

Biad in One Avartan

Composition in Teen Taal


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

2. How many beats make a cycle of Teen Taal?
a) 9
b) 12
c) 15
d) 16

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

4. Choose the Correct Taali sequence?
a) 1, 5, 12
b) 1, 6, 13
c) 1, 5, 13
d) 1, 8, 13

5. Which Matra/Beat is Khali in Teen Taal?
a) 5
b) 8
c) 9
d) 13

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

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