Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Shruthi MAthA Laya PithA

Shruthi - Pitch of the note is the mother of music and the father is Laya, which is the 'ThAla' or the tempo.

Thala is very important for any kind of music. In classical carnatic style of playing violin, the thala is put with the legs as the hands play the instrument.

As you sit on the floor/chair in a squat position, with your right leg stretched before to place the instrument, each tap should be put with the left knee, with a slight tap on the floor movement and the countings are done using right toes tapping floor again..

It takes a lot of practise to get this synchronised!

Careful, not to miss a tap...

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