Therefore, it would be viewed as six vibhags of two matras each. It is very normal for pakhawaj players to freely improvise in the middle of accompaniment. One school of thought contends that it consists of four vibhags of 4, 4, 2, and 2 matras respectively. But this is the only thing that we can say with absolute certainty about its structure. For comments, corrections, and suggestions, kindly contact David Courtney at david chandrakantha.
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Chautal tends to be played in the medium tempos only.
Taal:-Chautal 12 beats ताल:-चौताल(12 मात्रा) - Zee Konkan
A few musicians refer to this tal as Dhrupad tal. Therefore, each of the four claps corresponds to a vibhag.
One school of thought contends that it consists of four vibhags of 4, 4, 2, and 2 matras respectively. The names Chautal, Chowtaland Chartal all mean "four claps"; this is a reference to the four claps of its vibhag structure. It is very normal for pakhawaj players to freely improvise in the middle of accompaniment.
Film Songs in Chautal. Furthermore, there are difficulties when we speak of the theka. There is another school which suggests that the structure of Chautal is the same as Ektal. One almost never hears extremely fast ati-drut or extremely slow vilambit perfomances.
But this is the only thing that we can say with absolute certainty about its structure. This constant free improvisation may be at times disorienting to the modern concert goer who is used to the theka for the accompaniment of kheyaldadrathumri and other contemporary classical forms.
Although this is a considerably less common name, it clearly refers to its strong usage in the dhrupad tradition. It is performed in a very heavy, powerful manner which is in sharp contrast to the more delicate style of the tabla.
Taal:-Chautal 12 beats ताल:-चौताल(12 मात्रा)
The Time in Indian Music. Chautal is strongly linked to the pakhawaj tradition; this has profound practical and theoretical implications. One should also bear in mind that the term "chowtal" is used in the Caribbean for a style of song. According to this school, Chautal has only claps and no waves of the hand. Chautal haal, variously referred to as Chartal, Chowtaland even occasionally as Dhrupad talwas a very common tal in the past. There is not the pressure to constantly play a simple "theka".
There is no connection between the chowtal of India and the chowtal found in Trinidad and Tobago.
Therefore, it would be viewed as six vibhags of two matras each. This is the version that is shown below. The fact that there is not really a "theka"but instead a "thapi" has tremendous practical importance.
For comments, corrections, and suggestions, kindly contact David Courtney at david chandrakantha. According to this school, the vibhags are clapwaveclapwaveclap, clap. Chautal has 12 matras. There seems to be some disagreement as to the vibhag arrangement.
Many suggest that the term "thapi" should be used instead of "theka" as an indication of this fundamental conceptual difference.