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Tabla Maestro: Santosh Kulkarni

EXAM LEVEL 3 FINAL QUESTION SET

Q1 ) History and Information about Tabla

The invention of tabla was made in the 18th century by the Poet musician named Amir Khusru,
while playing in the durbar of Sultan Aalladin Khilji , he is suggested to have cut a Pakhavaj
into two and it still played Tab-bhi-Bola , and hence the name “TABLA”

Parts of Tabla :
Tabla :
Syahi,
Lav,
Kinar,
Kajara,
Pudi ( 64 eyes, 16 houses)
Bhaddi,
8 gattas,
Khod ( Sesame, Khair)
Gutri ,
Paindi
and Ring .

Dhagga:
Syahi,
Maidan,
Kinara,
Kajara,
Pudi ( 64 eyes, 16 houses)
Bhaddi, ,Bhandi ( Metal)
Gutri ,
Paindi,
Ring &
Hammer.

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Q2) Taals & Information


BEATS: 6
DADRA KHANDA: 2 (3,3)
TALI: 1 (ON 1ST BEAT)
KHALI: 1 (ON 4TH BEAT)
1 0
X 2 3 4 5 6
Dha Dhin Na I Dha Thin Na I

BEATS: 7
ROOPAK KHANDA: 3 (3,2,2)
TALI: 2 (ON 4TH & 6TH BEAT)
KHALI : 1 (ON 1ST BEAT)
0 1 2
X 2 3 4 5 6 7
Thin Thin Na I Dhin Na I Dhin Na I

BEATS: 8
KHANDA: 4 (2,2,2,2)
KERVA TALI : 3 (ON 1st, 3rd & 7th BEAT)
KHALI : 1 (ON 5th BEAT)
1 , 0 3
2
X 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Dha Gel Na Thin I Na Ka I Dhin Nal

BEATS: 10
KHANDA: 4 (2,3,2,3)
JAP TAAL TALI: 3 (ON 1st 3RD & 8th BEAT)
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KHALI : 1 (ON 6TH BEAT)
1 2 0 3
X 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Dhin Na Dhin Dhin Na Thin Na Dhin Dhin Na

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BEATS: 12
KHANDA: 6 (2,2,2,2,2,2)
EK TAAL TALI: 4 (ON 1ST , 5TH , 9TH & 11TH BEAT,)
KHALI : 2 (ON 3RD & 7TH BEAT)
1 0 2
X 2 3 4 5 6
Dhin Dhinl DhaGe Tirakital Thin Nal
0 3 4
7 8 9 10 11 12
Ka Thal DhaGe Tirakita I Dhin Nal

BEATS: 16
TEEN KHANDA: 4 (4,4,4,4)
TAAL TALI: 3 (ON 1ST , 5TH , 13TH BEAT)
KHALI : 1 (ON 9TH BEAT)
1
X 2 3 4
Dha Dhin Dhin Dhal
2
5 6 7 8
Dha Dhin Dhin Dhal
0
9 10 11 12
Dha Thin Thin Thal
3
13 14 15 16
Tha Dhin Dhin Dhal

BEATS: 8
KHANDA: 4 (2,2,2,2)
DHUMALI TALI: 3 (ON 1ST , 3RD ,& 7TH BEAT)
KHALI : 1 (ON 5TH BEAT)
1 2 0 3
X 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Dhin Dhin I Dha Thin I TiTa Dhinl DhaGe Tirakita I

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BEATS: 12
CHAUTAL KHANDA: 6 (2,2,2,2,2,2)
(DHRUPAD TALI: 4 (ON 1st 5th 9th & 11th BEAT)
) KHALI : 2 (ON 3RD' & 7TH
' BEAT)
1 0 2
X 2 3 4 5 6
Dh Dha Dhin Tha KiTa Dha
a
0 3 4
7 8 9 10 11 12
Dhin Tha TiTa KaTa GaDhi GaNa
BEATS: 14
DEEP KHANDA: 4 (3,4,3,4)
CHANDI TALI: 3 (ON 1st, 4th & 11th BEAT)
KHALI : 1 (ON 8th BEAT)
1 2
X 2 3 4 5 6 7
Dha Dhin ...ss Dha Dha Thin ...ss
0 3
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Ta Thin ...ss Dha Dha Dhin ..ss
BEATS: 14
KHANDA: 4 (3,4,3,4)
ZOOMRA 3 (ON 1st, 4th & 11th BEAT)
TALI:
KHALI : 1 (ON 8th BEAT)
1 2
X 2 3 4 5 6 7
Dhin ...ssDha TiRaKiTal Dhin Dhin DhaGe TiRaKiTal
0 3
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Thin ...ssTha TiRaKiTal Dhin Dhin DhaGe TiRaKiTal
BEATS: 16
KHANDA: 4 (4,4,4,4)
TI LWADA 3 (ON 1st, 5th, 13th BEAT)
TALI:
KHALI : 1 (ON 9th BEAT)
1
X 2 3 4
Dha TiRaKiTa Dhin Dhinl
5 6 7 8
Dha Dha Thin ThinI
9 10 11 12
Tha TiRaKiTa Thin Thin I
13 14 15 16
Dha Dha Dhin Dhinl

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Q2.A. Saman Matra Ke taal

TAALS BEATS KHANDA TALI KHALI


KHERVA 8 4 (2,2,2,2) 3 (1,3,7) 1 (5)
DHUMALI Dha Ge Na tin Naka Dhin Dhin Dha Tin ←Dhumali
Kherva→ Dhin Na -Kherva Tita Dhin Dhage
Tirakita

EKTAAL 12 6 (2,2,2,2,2,2) 4 (1,5,9,11) 2 (3,7)

CHAUTAL Ektaal→ Dha Dha Dhin Ta Kita Dha Dhin Dhin Dhage ←Chautal
Dhin Ta Kita Kata Gadi Tirakita Tin Na Kat
Ghana .. ta
Dhage Titakita
Dhin Na

4 (4,4,4,4) 1 (9)
TEENTAAL 16 3 (1,5,13)
TILWADA Tilwada Dha Tirakita Dhin Dhin Dha Dhin Dhin Teen Taal
→ Dha Dha Tin Tin Dha x2 Dha Tin ←
Ta Tirakita Tin Tin Dha Dha Tin Ta Ta Dhin
Dhin Dhin Dhin Dha

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TABLE SHOWING THE DETAILS OF TAAL

TAALS BEATS KHANDA TALI KHALI


DADRA 6 2 (3,3) 1 (1) 1 (4)
ROOPAK 7 3 (3,2,2) 2 (4,6) 1 (1)
KHERVA 8 4 (2,2,2,2) 3 (1,3,7) 1 (5)
Dhin na Dhin Dhin Na Tin Na Tin
Tin Na
JAPTAAL 10 4 (2,3,2,3) 3 (1,3,8) 1 (6)
Dhin Dhin Dha ge tirakita tin na kata
Dhage Tirakita Dhin na
EKTAAL 12 6 (2,2,2,2,2,2) 4 (1,5,9,11) 2 (3,7)

TEENTAAL 16 4 (4,4,4,4) 3 (1,5,13) 1 (9)


Dhin Dhin Dha Tin Tita Dhin Dhage
Tirakita
DHUMALI 8 4 (2,2,2,2) 3 (1,3,7) 1 (5)
Dhin Dhin Dhage Tirakita Tin Na Kat ta
Dhage Titakita Dhin Na
CHAUTAL 12 4 (1,5,9,11) 2 (3,7)
6 (2,2,2,2,2,2)
DhaDhin ss DhaDha Tin ss TaTin ss Dha
DEEP Dha Dhin.

CHANDI 14 4 (3,4,3,4) 3 (1,4,11) 1 (8)


Dhin SS Dha Tirakita Dhin Dhin Dhage
Tirakita Tin SS Ta Tirakita Dhage Tirakita
Dhin
ZOOMRA 14 4 (3,4,3,4) 3 (1,4,11) 1 (8)
Dha Tirakita Dhin Dhin Dha Dha Tin Tin Ta

TILWADA 16 Tirakita tin Tin Dha Dha Dhin Dhin 3 (1,5,13) 1 (9)
4 (4,4,4,4)

Q2.B) Taals With “TiraKita” – Dhumali & Ektaal

Q2.C) Taal with KHALI on the first Beat – Roopak

Q2.D) Taals with Avagraha - Deepchandi & Jhoomra

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Q3.A TEEN TAAL KAYDA#1 (Benares Gharana)


1 Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha Tira KiTa
Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha Tin Na
Tha Ti Tha Ti Ta Ta Tira KiTa
Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha Dhin Na

2 Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha Tira KiTa*3


Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha Tin Na
Tha Ti Tha Ti Ta Ta Tira KiTa*2
Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha Tira KiTa
Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha Dhin Na

3 DhaTi Dha Dha TiRaKiTa DhaTi Dha Dha TiRaKiTa*2


Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha Tira KiTa
Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha Tin Na
TaTi Ta Ta TiRaKiTa TaTi Ta Ta TiRaKiTa*2
Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha Tira KiTa
Dha Ti Dha Ti Dha Dha Dhin Na

TIHAEE
T DhaTi DhaTi Dha Dha Tira KiTa
DhaTi DhaTi Dha Dha TinNa Dha Ka Ta*2
DhaTi DhaTi Dha Dha Tira KiTa
DhaTi DhaTi Dha Dha Dha Tin Na Dha

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Q3.B) TEEN TAAL KAYDA#2 (Delhi Gharana)


1 DhaTiTa DhaTiTa Dha Dha TiTa DhaGe ThinNa KeNa
ThaTiTa ThaTiTa Tha Tha TiTa DhaGe DhinNa GeNa

2 DhaTiTa DhaTiTa DhaDha*3 TiTa DhaGe ThinNa KeNa


ThaTiTa ThaTiTa ThaTha*2 DhaTita DhaTiTa Dha Dha
Tita Dha Ge Dhin Na Ge Na

3 DhaTiTa DhaTiTa Dha Dha Dha TiTa*3


DhaTiTa DhaTiTa Dha Dha TiTa DhaGe ThinNa KeNa
ThaTiTa ThaTiTa Tha Tha Tha TiTa*3

DhaTiTa DhaTiTa Dha Dha TiTa DhaGe DhinNa GeNa

TIHAEE

4 DhaTiTa DhaTiTa DhaDha TiTa DhaGe ThinNa KeNaDha KaTa


DhaTiTa DhaTiTa DhaDha TiTa DhaGe ThinNa KeNaDha KaTa
DhaTiTa DhaTiTa DhaDha TiTa DhaGe ThinNa KeNa Dha

Intended for Internal Circulation only.


Script has been changed to suit individual’s
understanding and ease of playing for exam
only.

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Q3.C) TEEN TAAL TIHAYEE


Dha Dhin Dhin Dha Dha Dhin Dhin Dha Dha Tin Tin Ta Ta Dhin Dhin Dhin Dha

NaNa KaTa NaNa KaTa


Dha .. ss NaNa KaTa
NaNa KaTa Dha .. ss X
NaNa KaTa NaNa KaTal Dha
Dhin Dhin Dha Dha Dhin Dhin Dha Dha Tin Tin Ta Ta Dhin Dhin Dhin Dha
GeGe TiTa GeGe TiTa
Dha .. ss GeGe TiTa
GeGe TiTa Dha .. ss X
GeGe TiTa GeGe TiTal Dha
Dhin Dhin Dha Dha Dhin Dhin Dha Dha Tin Tin Ta Ta Dhin Dhin Dhin Dha
KaTa KaTa KaTa KaTa
Dha .. ss KaTa KaTa
KaTa KaTa Dha .. ss X
KaTa KaTa KaTa KaTal Dha
Dhin Dhin Dha Dha Dhin Dhin Dha Dha Tin Tin Ta Ta Dhin Dhin Dhin Dha
DhaDhin Dhin Dha DhaDhin Dhin Dha
Dha .. ss DhaDhin Dhin Dha
DhaDhin Dhin Dha Dha .. ss X
DhaDhin Dhin Dha DhaDhin Dhin Dha Dha
Dhin Dhin Dha Dha Dhin Dhin Dha Dha Tin Tin Ta Ta Dhin Dhin Dhin Dha
TiTa TiTa TiTa TiTa
Dha .. ss TiTa TiTa
TiTa TiTa Dha .. ss X
TiTa TiTa TiTa TiTa Dha

DhaTi DhaTi DhaDha ThinNa


Dha .. ss DhaTi DhaTi
DhaDha ThinNa Dha .. ss X
DhaTi DhaTi DhaDha ThinNa Dha

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Q3. D) TEEN TAAL TUKDA


Dha Dhin Dhin Dha Dha Dhin Dhin Dha Dha Tin Tin Ta Ta Dhin Dhin Dhin Dha
DhaDha TiTaDhin NaNa KaTa Dha
TiTaDhin NaNa KaTa Dha
TiTaDhin NaNa KaTa Dha
TiTaDhin NaNa KaTa Dha

DhaDha TiraKiTaDhin NaNa KaTa Dha


TiraKiTaDhin NaNa KaTa Dha
TiraKiTaDhin NaNa KaTa Dha
TiraKiTaDhin NaNa KaTa Dha

DhaTi DhaTi DhaDha ThinNa


ThinNa DhaTi DhaDha ThinNa
ThinNa DhaTi Dha
ThinNa DhaTi Dha
ThinNa DhaTi Dha

DhaTi DhaTi DhaDha TiRaKiTa


ThinNa DhaTi DhaDha TiRaKiTa
DhaDha TiRaKiTa Dha
DhaDha TiRaKiTa Dha
DhaDha TiRaKiTa Dha

DhaTi DhaTi DhaDha ThinNa


TiRaKiTa DhaTi DhaDha ThinNa
TiRaKiTa DhaTi Dha
TiRaKiTa DhaTi Dha
TiRaKiTa DhaTi Dha

DhaTi DhaTi DhaDha ThinNa


TiRaKiTa DhaTi DhaDha ThinNa
TiRaKiTa DhaDha Dha
TiRaKiTa DhaDha Dha
TiRaKiTa DhaDha Dha

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Q3.E) TEEN TAAL PESHKAR


Dha SS Dhin SS Dhin Dhin Dha Tat Dha DhaGe Dhin SS Dhin Dhin Dha Tat SS Dha Dhage Tin SS Tin Tin Ta
Tat TiRaKiTa Dhin SS Dhin Dhin Dha Tat..
DhiKd DhinDha Dha DhinDha
DhaTi DhaTi DhaDha ThinNa
ThiKd ThinTha Tha ThinTha
DhaTi DhaTi DhaDha DhinNa

DhiKd DhinDha Dha DhinDha*3


DhaTi DhaTi DhaDha TinNa
ThiKd ThinTha Tha ThinTha*2
DhiKd DhinDha Dha DhinDha
DhaTi DhaTi DhaDha DhinNa

DhiKd DhinDha*3 Dha DhinDha


DhiKd DhinDha Dha DhinDha
DhaTi DhaTi DhaDha ThinNa
ThiKd ThinTha*3 Tha ThinTha
DhiKd DhinDha Dha DhinDha
DhaTi DhaTi DhaDha DhinNa

DhiKd DhinDha Dha DhinDha*3


DhiKd DhinDha Dha DhinDha
DhaTi DhaTi DhaDha ThinNa
ThiKd ThinTha Tha ThinThal*3
DhiKd DhinDha Dha DhinDha
DhaTi DhaTi DhaDha DhinNa

TIHAEE
DhiKd DhinDha Dha DhinDha DhaKaTa
DhiKd DhinDha Dha DhinDha DhaKaTa
DhiKd DhinDha Dha DhinDha Dha
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Q4.A) DADRA LAGGI


Dha Dhin NaNa Dha Tin NaNa

Dha DhinNa GeNa Dha TinNa Ge Na

Dha DhinNa Tita Dha Tin Na Tita

Dha DhinNa TiraKita Dha TinNa Tirakita

Q4.B) KHERVA LAGGI


Dha Dhin Na Na Dha Tin Na Na
Dha Dhin NaNa GheNa Dha Tin NaNa GeNa
Dha Dhin NaNa Tita Dha Tin NaNa Tita
Dha Dhin NaNa Tirakita Dha Tin NaNa Tirakita

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Q5. A ) GHARANA’s of TABLA


Founding Approximate Founding
Gharana Famous exponents
artists founding date location
Ghami Khan, Imam Ali Khan, Munnu Khan, Latif
Delhi Siddhar Early 18th
Delhi Ahmed Khan, Shafaat Ahmed Khan , Santosh
Gharana Khan century
Kulkarni
Habibuddin Khan, Mehboob Hussain Khan,
Kallu
Ajrara Early 19th Sudhirkumar Saxena, Manju Khan, Yusuf Khan, Babu
Khan, Miru Meerut
gharana century Ram Parvesh Singh, Ramjan Khan, Sarwar Sabri,
Khan
Akram Khan
Ilmas Hussain Khan, Timir Roy Chowdhury, Achchan
Lucknow Miyan Maharaj, Anil Bhattacharjee, Biswajit Bhattacharjee,
19th century Lucknow
gharana Bakshu Santosh Biswas, Swapan Chaudhuri, Faiyaz Khan,
Nibedita Bhattacharjee
Ram Sahai, Kanthe Maharaj, Anokhelal Mishra,
Shamta Prasad, Kishen Maharaj, Mahapurush Mishra,
Ashutosh Bhattacharya, Nandan Mehta, Kumar Bose,
Benares Late 18th
Ram Sahai Benaras Ananda Gopal Bandopadhyay, Samar Saha, Sharda
gharana century
Sahai, Manikrao Popatkar, Sukhwinder Singh
Namdhari, Sanju Sahai, Ramkumar Mishra, Sandeep
Das, Arvind Kumar Azad, Shubh Maharaj
Masit Khan, Ahmedjan Thirakwa, Jnan Prakash
Ghosh, Keramatullah Khan, Kanai Dutta, Shyamal
Haji
Farukhabad Bose, Shankar Ghosh, Anindo Chatterjee, Abhijit
Vilayat Ali 19th century Farukhabad
gharana Banerjee, Sabir Khan, Nayan Ghosh, Amir Hussain
Khan
Khan, Pandharinath Nageshkar, Bickram Ghosh,
Somnath Mukherjee
Miyan Qadeer Buksh, Shaukat Hussein Khan, Abdul Sattar
Punjab
Qader 19th century Punjab Tari Khan, Alla Rakha Khan, Zakir Hussain, Yogesh
gharana
Baksh Samsi

OR
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Q5. A ) JAP TAAL KAYDA


Dhin Na Dhin Dhin Na Tin Na Dhin Dhin Na

Dha TiTa Dha TiRaKiTa DhaDha ThinNa


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Tha TiTa Tha TiRaKiTa DhaDha DhinNa

Dha TiTa Dha TiRaKiTa Dha TiTa Dha TiRaKiTa

Dha Dha TiRaKiTa DhaDha ThinNa

Tha TiTa Tha TiRaKiTa Tha TiTa Tha TiRaKiTa

Dha Dha TiRaKiTa DhaDha DhinNa

Dha TiTa Dha TiTa Dha TiTa Dha TiTa

Dha Dha TiRaKiTa DhaDha ThinNa

Tha TiTa Tha TiTa Tha TiTa Tha TiTa

Dha Dha TiRaKiTa DhaDha DhinNa

Dha TiTa Dha TiRaKiTa Dha TiRaKiTa Dha TiRaKiTa

Dha Dha TiRaKiTa DhaDha ThinNa

Tha TiTa Tha TiRaKiTa Tha TiRaKiTa Tha TiRaKiTa

Dha Dha TiRaKiTa DhaDha DhinNa

Dha TiTa Dha TiRaKiTa DhaDha ThinNa Dha Dha

Dha TiTa Dha TiRaKiTa DhaDha ThinNa Dha Dha

Dha TiTa Dha TiRaKiTa DhaDha ThinNa Dha Dhin

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Q5. B )
JHAP TAAL TIHAYEE
Dhin Na Dhin Dhin Na Tin Na Dhin Dhin Na

TiTa KaTa GaDhi GaNa DhaTi Dha

TiTa KaTa GaDhi GaNa DhaTi Dha

TiTa KaTa GaDhi GaNa DhaTi Dhin


Na Dhin Dhin Na Tin Na Dhin Dhin Na

DhaGe TiRaKiTa TaKaTha TiRaKiTa DhaTi Dha

DhaGe TiRaKiTa TaKaTha TiRaKiTa DhaTi Dha

DhaGe TiRaKiTa TaKaTha TiRaKiTa DhaTi Dhin


Na Dhin Dhin Na Tin Na Dhin Dhin Na

DhaTi DhaTi DhaDha ThinNa DhaTi Dha

DhaTi DhaTi DhaDha ThinNa DhaTi Dha


DhaTi DhaTi DhaDha ThinNa DhaTi Dhin
Na Dhin Dhin Na Tin Na Dhin Dhin Na

KaTa GeGe NaNa TiTa DhaTi Dha

KaTa GeGe NaNa TiTa DhaTi Dha

KaTa GeGe NaNa TiTa DhaTi Dhin


Na Dhin Dhin Na Tin Na Dhin Dhin Na