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Teen Taal is metered under how many beats?

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Teen Taal is metered under how many beats?
posted Jun 28, 2017 by Sisir Jana

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Teen Taal has sixteen (16) beats in four equal divisions (vibhag). The period between every two beats is equal. The first beat out of 16 beats is called sam and the 9th beat is called khali ('empty'). To count the Teen Taal, the audience claps on the first beat, claps on the 5th beat, then waves on the 9th beat and lastly again claps on the 13th beat; these three claps (Hindi Teen means 'three' + Taal means 'clap') give the rhythm its name.

answer Jul 3, 2017 by Avijit Maity