Dadra

Dadra, along with Keherwa is the most popular taal that is played along with songs. It is almost always played in Madhya Laya,  and has a 3/3 vibhaag structure. Not only is it used extensively in film music, but also in Bhajans. Dadra, along with its laggi and ladiyan, is a must have taal in your arsenal.

Essential features of this taal are:

  • Matras: 6
  • Vibhaag: 2
  • Taali: 1
  • Khaali: 4

Dadra Theka

xDha  Dhi  Na |0Ta Dhi Na |

xधा धी ना  | ता ती ना |

Here is the Lehra/nagma for you to practice:


Theka variations

  • DhinDhin DhaTi DhaDha | TinTin TaTi DhaDha |
  • DhaTi DhaDha TiNa | TaTi DhaDha DhinNa |
  • DhiNa DhaTi DhaDha | TiNa DhaTi DhaDha |
  • DhinDhin DhaDha Tirkit | TinTin  DhaDha Tirkit |
  • Dhin Tak Tak | Tin Tak Tak |

 

Laggis

1. DhaGe DhaDhin NaSTak | TaGe TaTi NaSTak |

  1. DhaG  DhaG  DhiNa | DhaGe  DhaDhin  NaSKa |
    TaG     TaG     TiNa    | DhaGe  DhaDhin  NaSKa |
  2. DhaDhin  NaSKa  DhiNa | DhaGe  DhaDhin  NaSKa |
    TaTin        NaSKa  TiNa    | DhaGe  DhaDhin   NaSKa |
  3. S   DhaDhin  DhaGe | DhaGe  DhaDhin  NaSKa |
    S  TaTin         NaSKa | DhaGe   DhaDhin  NaSKa |
  4. DhaDhin  NaSKa  DhaKa | DhaGe  DhaDhin  NaSKa |
    TaTin        NaSKa  TaG      | DhaGe   DhaDhin  NaSKa |
  5. Tihai
    DhaDhin  NaSKa  Dha, | S            S        DhaDhin |
    NaSKa       Dha           S      | S   DhaDhin    NaSKa | 

 

2. DhaTiGheNa DhaTiGheNa DhiNaGiNa | TaTiKeNa TaTiDhaGe DhiNaGiNa |


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