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Tilwada or Tilwara (Hindiतिलवाडा, tilvāḍā ?) is a tala of Hindustani music.[1] Like Tintaal, Tilwada tala also has 16 beats.[2][3] Tilwada is often used in Kheyal.[1]

ArrangementEdit

Cyclical series of equally periodical beats consisted of recurring claps and waves:

  • clap, 2, 3, 4, clap, 2, 3, 4, wave, 2, 3, 4, clap, 2, 3, 4

or counted out as:

  • clap, 2, 3, 4, clap, 6, 7, 8, wave, 10, 11, 12, clap 14, 15, 16

ThekaEdit

This tala has the following arrangement:[1]

Taal signs X 2 0 3
Maatra 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Bols Dha TiRiKaTa Dhin Dhin Dha Dha Tin Tin Ta TiRiKaTa Dhin Dhin Dha Dha Dhin Dhin
Clap/Wave Clap 2 3 4 Clap 2 3 4 Wave 2 3 4 Clap 2 3 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Tilwada (or Tilwara)". http://chandrakantha.com/. Retrieved 2 July 2012. External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ Babanarāva Haḷadaṇakara (2001). Aesthetics of Agra and Jaipur Traditions. Popular Prakashan. pp. 96–. ISBN 978-81-7154-685-5. Retrieved 3 July 2012.
  3. ^ Elizabeth May (23 March 1983). Musics of Many Cultures: An Introduction. University of California Press. pp. 89–. ISBN 978-0-520-04778-5. Retrieved 3 July 2012.