Rupak tal is a common seven beat tal in Northern India.
Rupak tal may be found in almost any musical style. It is found in film songs, kheyal, gazal, instrumental pieces; virtually any north Indian form. The only forms where it is absent are the dhrupad and dhammar styles of singing; it is only absent in these styles because tivra tal serves the same function.
The theka of rupak is uncomfortably similar to pashtu tal. The only difference is that many musicians prefer to think of pashtu as consisting entirely of claps; while rupak tal begins with a wave of the hand.
The form of rupak is shown below:
wave, 2, 3, clap, 2, clap, 2
Raga Chandrakauns - Rupaktal and Tintal
Ravi Shankar-Raga Todi Rupaktal Part 2
tabla compositions in rupak taal by Pt.Kishore Banerjee
Sitar Pracitice - Bhimpalasi in Rupak taal
Rashid Mustafa Thirkawa, Tabla solo, Rupak taal
Rupak: played by Manilal Nag and Sankha Chatterjee
K. Sridhar - Raag Zilla Kafi
Santoor Recital-Allauddin Khan Sangeet Samaroh
Tabla Solo: Rela in Rupak Taal
Amit Bhushan - Tabla - Rupak Taal
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