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Betaji

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My understanding is that the basic teka is improvised with filler bols suitable to the mood, style, etc in accompaniment. My question is, can a chalan be improvised in a similar manner/way?
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hbajpai

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At least in Farrukhabad, a chalan is improvised like a kaida. I.e there is a method in the improvisation similar to the paltas in a kaida.

The chalan is followed by a rela, which is also improvised like a kaida. Then the rela is then followed by a rav, which also improvised like a kaida. Not all chalan's are required to have both rela and a rav. Some Chalan's have just a rela or the rav. Very traditional chalan's almost always have both rela and rav. Such chalans's are also very traditionally expanded and each end with a tihai.

The idea is that the chalan establishes the framework upon which the rela and rav is based on. Chalan, rela, rav have their own tihai's as well.

These days, people play 3-4 variations of the chalan, typically skip the tihai and move right into the rav or the rela, which goes on for a longer time ending with a tihai.
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pbercker

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Originally Posted by "hbajpai"
At least in Farrukhabad, a chalan is improvised like a kaida. I.e there is a method in the improvisation similar to the paltas in a kaida.
Ed Hanley has a lovely Farrukhabad Chalan-kaida here ....



And a brief explanation as to its history here ...

http://52kaidas.blogspot.com/2010/07/dha-dha-gegenage.html



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This may provide additional help with this topic...


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