MUSIC FOR KATHAK PRACTICE: THEKA AND LAHARA IN TINTAL


2- disk set
Lahara CD

Suggested Reatil Price - $19.95

 

This is a two-CD set of music to help you in your kathak practice.  This contains a repetitive melody known variously as "lahara" or "nagma", set against the basic supportive pattern of the tabla theka.  This may be seen as similar to practising with a metronome except for several important distinctions:

  1. It helps you get a feel for the theka of the tabla.
  2. It gets you accustomed to listening to the lahara (nagma).  Understanding the lahara is critical to any stage performance.
  3. It is a lot more fun!  Let's face it, it is always a lot more fun to dance to some real music instead of a mechanical gizmo like a metronome, taalmala, or lahara peti.

 

TRACK LISTING

Disk 1 - Total Playing Time = Approx. 75 min

Track    Title                     Beats per Min.    Time
1. Rag Desh 50 BPM 14 min. 51 Sec.
2. Rag Desh 60 BPM 15 min. 3 Sec.
3. Rag Desh 70 BPM 14 min. 57 sec.
4. Rag Pilu 85 BPM 15 min. 11 Sec.
5. Rag Pilu 100 BPM 14 min. 59 Sec.

Disk 2 - Total Playing Time = Approx. 75 min

Track    Title                     Beats per Min.    Time
1. Rag Pilu 120 BPM 14 min. 54 Sec.
2. Rag Pilu 140 BPM 15 min. 3 Sec.
3. Rag Pilu 170 BPM 15 min. 2 Sec.
4. Rag Khambavati 200 BPM 15 min. 1 Sec.
5. Rag Khambavati 240 BPM 14 min. 52 Sec.

 

 

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