Teen Taal 16 Matras 4 Partitions Bol Theka Music Notes In English

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Teentaal spelled commonly as tintal, teental, or tintaal, and also called trital . It is the most common taal of Indian classical music or Hindustani Classical Music, and is used for Madhya Laya or Drut  Lay (Tempo) . It is played on the Tabla as well as on other percussion instruments.

Teen taal has 16 Beats (matras)  in four equal partitions (Vibhag). There are 4-4 matras in all four partitions called as Vibhag also. There is clapping on 1st, 5th and 13th matra and khali on 9th matra or beat .Teentaal played on the table in Ekgun , Dugun , Tigun and Chaugun. It is used in Khayal Gayan  and  Thumri also .

Teen Taal


How To Read Sargam Notes –

  • “.” is used for Mandra saptak(Lower octave notes) swars.eg- .Pa
  • “*” is user for Taar Saptak (Higher Octave notes) Swars eg – Pa*
  • “(k)” small character is used for komal swars.eg – ( Re(k) , Ga(k) , Dha(k) , Ni(k) )
  • Ma(t) here “(t)” is used for showing teevra swar Ma(t) .
  • “-” is used for Holdong the notes according to the Song.
  • Swars written “ReGa” in this manner means they are playing fast or two swars on one beat.
  • Ma(Ga) or (Ga)Ma Here Ga is Kan Swar or Sparsh Swar and Ma is Mool Swar. (You Can skip the kan swar if not understand how to play)
  • Swars written [ Ni(k)  Pa ] in this manner they are playing or singing in sliding mode means Meend acc to Indian music .
  • { NiSa*Re*Sa* Ni } here this braket {} is used for showing Khatka in which swars are playing fast .

Teentaal Description

Matra –16 Beats

Vibhag  – 4 Equal Partitions

Clap –  1st  , 5th  & 13th  Beats

Khali –   9th Beat  

In taal first Beat (matra) called as Sam and represent as this symbol ( X ).

 Tali – In taal tali is represent with the help of (X . 2 3 ) .

Khali – In taal khali is represent with the help of “0” .

Teentaal Bol or Lyrics –

Bol – Dha Dhin Dhin Dha  / Dha Dhin Dhin Dha  / Dha Tin Tin Ta  /  Ta Dhin Dhin Dha

Thah of Teentaal Ekgun –

Method of writing teentaal in thah or Ekgun –

Matra1   2345678910111213141516
BolDhaDhinDhinDhaDhaDhinDhinDhaDhaTinTinTaTaDhinDhinDha
Symbolsx   2   0   3   

Teentaal in Dugun –

For writing taal in Dugun place two bols in one beat or matra  .

Eg –

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BolDhaDhinDhinDha    DhaDhinDhinDhaDhaTinTinTa      TaDhinDhinDha
Symbolsx   2   
910111213141516
DhaDhinDhinDhaDhaDhinDhinDhaDhaTinTinTaTaDhinDhinDha
0   3   

Teentaal in Tigun –

For writing taal in TIgun place three bols in one beat or matra  .

Eg –

Matra1   234
BolDhaDhinDhinDhaDhaDhin      DhinDhaDhaTinTinTa
Symbolsx   
5   678
TaDhinDhinDhaDhaDhinDhinDhaDha DhinDhinDha      
2   
9   101112
DhaTinTinTaTaDhinDhinDhaDhaDhinDhinDha
0   
13  141516
DhaDhinDhinDhaDhaTinTinTaTaDhinDhinDha
3   

 Teentaal in Chaugun –

For writing taal in Chaugun place four bols in one beat or matra .

Eg –

Matra1   234
BolDhaDhinDhinDhaDhaDhinDhinDha      DhaTinTinTaTaDhinDhinDha
Symbolsx   
5   678
DhaDhinDhinDhaDhaDhinDhinDha      DhaTinTinTaTaDhinDhinDha
2   
9   101112
DhaDhin DhinDhaDhaDhin DhinDha      DhaTinTinTaTaDhinDhinDha
0   
13  141516
DhaDhin DhinDhaDhaDhin DhinDha      DhaTinTinTaTaDhinDhinDha
3   

Recitation of Teentaal on Hand –

Both hands are used to see the rhythm on the hand.

1st Partition  – Clap on first matra from right hand to left hand and counting 4 times and speaking the words (Bols)

2nd Partition  – Clap on 5th Matra from right hand to left hand and counting 4 times and speaking the words(Bols).

Third Partition  – Keep the 9th Matra empty with the right hand, count 4 times with the right hand and speak the words(Bols).

4th Partition – Clap on 13th Matra from right hand to left hand and count 4 times and speaking words(bols).

Teentaal Question Answers –

What is the name of 16 Matra taal? Which taal is of 16 Beats ?

Teentaal spelled commonly as tintal, teental, or tintaal, and also called trital . It is the most common taal of Indian classical music or Hindustani Classical Music, and is used for Madhya Laya or Drut  Lay (Tempo) . It is played on the Tabla as well as on other percussion instruments.

How many matra’s or beats Teen Taal Have?

Teen taal has 16 Beats (matras)  in four equal partitions (Vibhag). Teentaal played on the table in Ekgun , Dugun , Tigun and Chaugun. It is used in Khayal Gayan  and  Thumri also .

How many Divisions (Vibhag)Teen Taal have?

There are 4-4 matras in all four partitions called as Vibhag .

What is the second name of teentaal ?

Teentaal spelled commonly as tintal, teental, or tintaal, and also called trital.

How many Tali & Khali are there in Trital or Teentaal?

There is clapping on 1st, 5th and 13th Beats called as Tali . And 9th Beat khali or Empty .
In taal first Beat (matra) called as Sam and represent as this symbol ( X ).
 Tali – In taal tali is represent with the help of (X . 2 3 ) .
Khali – In taal khali is represent with the help of “0” .

What sre the Bols of Teentaal or Trital ?

Teentaal Bol or Lyrics – Dha Dhin Dhin Dha  /  Dha Dhin Dhin Dha / Dha Tin Tin Ta / Ta    Dhin Dhin Dha

What is the method of Recitation of teentaal on Hand ?

Both hands are used to see the rhythm on the hand.
1st Partition  – Clap on first matra from right hand to left hand and counting 4 times and speaking the words (Bols)
2nd Partition  – Clap on 5th Matra from right hand to left hand and counting 4 times and speaking the words(Bols).
Third Partition  – Keep the 9th Matra empty with the right hand, count 4 times with the right hand and speak the words(Bols).
4th Partition – Clap on 13th Matra from right hand to left hand and count 4 times and speaking words(bols).

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