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Tristan von Neumann

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A simple yet interesting question:

Do some or all Ragas prefer certain talas or is the Tala a completely free choice?
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Tomek Regulski

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Tala usually comes more attached to the style f the piece, rather than raga. 

For instance Chautaal, Dhammar, Sooltaal, Teevra are all Dhrupad taals
Ektaal, Tintaal, Jhaptaal, Rupak are common to Khayal performances
Keherva and Dadra are typical of lighter styles light Bhajan and Dhun

There are always exceptions, of course, and much more to say about it - but hopefully that answers your question. 
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Tristan von Neumann

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Thank you, that sounds logical.

I asked because I noticed that for example Ektaal is used often in Gaud Sarang more than other talas.
It seems that Gaud Sarang is not a Raga often used in Dhrupad though.

I read that Khyal became more popular in the 18th century, but existed long time before that.

What about the importance in the 16th and 17th century?
Who would have played or sung Khyal, where would you have encountered this practice?





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