To understand how rhythmic cycles feature in Indian classical music

In this lesson, we will begin with a traditional Indian lullaby, followed by learning the key features of Indian classical music, and how to clap the Tala cycles. Following this, we will compose a Tala cycle.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is the purpose of the signal in West African drumming?

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Q2.What is an ostinato?

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Q3.What is the role of the Master Drummer?

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Q4.What is a cross-rhythm?

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Q5.What is the West African drum called that we have been focussing on?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is the purpose of the signal in West African drumming?

1/5

Q2.What is an ostinato?

2/5

Q3.What is the role of the Master Drummer?

3/5

Q4.What is a cross-rhythm?

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Q5.What is the West African drum called that we have been focussing on?

5/5

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To understand how rhythmic cycles feature in Indian classical music

Helping you to assess what you've learnt so far

Q1.How do we say '1, 2, 3' in Hindi?

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Q2.Which of these instruments is traditionally used in Indian classical music?

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Q3.Which of these defines Tala?

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Q4.How many beats are there in a Tin Tal cycle?

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Q5.Which two actions are traditionally associated with performing the beat pattern of Tala?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

To understand how rhythmic cycles feature in Indian classical music

Helping you to assess what you've learnt so far

Q1.How do we say '1, 2, 3' in Hindi?

1/5

Q2.Which of these instruments is traditionally used in Indian classical music?

2/5

Q3.Which of these defines Tala?

3/5

Q4.How many beats are there in a Tin Tal cycle?

4/5

Q5.Which two actions are traditionally associated with performing the beat pattern of Tala?

5/5

Lesson summary: To understand how rhythmic cycles feature in Indian classical music

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