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Carnatic Music Fundamental Theory – The Concept of Talam

In this post I will be explaining the concept of ‘talam’ in the context of Indian Carnatic music.

What is Talam?

Talam is the pattern we follow according to the Rhythm we need. There are different Talams which give different compositions various flavors and emotions.

Let’s begin by taking the example of the first ‘talam’ we use here in Carnatic Music that is ‘Adi Talam’. This is also called as ‘Chathurasra Jathi Triputha Talam’.

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