Indian Rhythmic Cycles | Class

Indian Rhythmic Cycles | Class


June 5, 2024    
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Event Type

Take your musical beats to a different level, and learn about the Indian Rhythmic Cycles.  Explore with us the Indian concepts of  Laya (use of tempo) and Taal (the natural order of beats).

Anand Mishra ji , the son of the very well known tabla player, (Pt. Iswarlal Mishra) has, from an early age, been saturated in the world of Taal and Laya.  In playing Sitar to a very high level his performances rely on  perfectly mapping of a wide range of rhythms.

In this event we will first explore basic principles within Tin Taal (a common 16 beat cycle) and its markers;  Sum and Khali use to track the cycles as they go. We will also touch on understandings to do with with tempo and  speed; known in Indian music as the “Madhya”, “Vilambit” and “Drut Layas”.  Depending on the group we could branch to develop further understandings beyond Tin Taal into other cycles;   Jhaptal -10, Chartaal-12, Ektaal-10, Rupak-7, Dadra-6 and others as required).

Anyone interested in exploring rhythms will gain something from this rare and fascinating one-off event.  We are are sure everyone will come away with having had a transformative experience provided by our very knowledgeable teacher, Dr. Anand Kumar Mishra.  If you have Tabla then you are most welcome to bring them, but any drum, as well as just you hands for clapping out the rhythms, will suffice.  Anand will also show us how these rhythms are applied within musical compositions.  This workshop will take your music making to a new level.

The workshop is participatory; however a non participatory, uninterrupted audience, is also welcome.

𝒲𝑒 𝒶𝓇𝑒 𝓁𝑜𝑜𝓀𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝒻𝑜𝓇𝓌𝒶𝓇𝒹,
𝒜𝓃𝒶𝓃𝒹 & 𝒥𝑜𝓃𝒶𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓃

19:30-21:00, welcome from 19:00


𝐃𝐫. 𝐀𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐊𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐫 (𝐏𝐡.𝐃. ~ 𝐒𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐫)
Anand Ji is a very renowned Sitar player in India and travels throughout India and the world giving Sitar recitals. His father was one of the most famous tabla players of his era. Their family is the centre of Varanasi music culture, the Benares Gharana. (A school of music that came out of the courts of the Maharaja’s, the kings of old pre colonized India). Anand will have fascinating histories to explain.

SaarVadi brings the authentic experience of Indian music to Groningen.
This introductory session serves as a stepping stone for further individual music teaching by Dr. Anand Kumar Mishra. Individual or group classes can be booked for 10th of May till 15th of June.
For questions or further information:
call: +31(0)626253515 (Jonathan – also what’s app)

If you have any problem with purchasing underneath ticket; you can also pay at the door. Can you send us a message on What’s app if you want to come, but can not purchase the ticket?
+31(6)26253515 (Jonathan)


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