Thursday, April 11, 2013

Dholak lesson 4 Kaharwa an other famous style

As in my previous videos you have seen how to play dholak lesson 1,2 & 3.  I think many people had understand what I was trying to tell. How to play the taals.  Kaharwa 8 beat  taal is most popular in the world. It has many types. One of them is described as under. Say 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,4  Dha, dha, dha, tete, dha, dha, dha, tete.  Here one can see that in one beat dha is played. In three beats play dha and on fourth beat play 'tete' .  TETE should be completed on fourth beat. some fast hand movement is required on playing TETE. 

See the taal in English

See the taal bol in Hindi

 Some songs you can play on this taal:  I am remembering some songs:
1. Tere dar pe aaya hoon kuch kar ke jaaoonga 
     jholi bhar ke jaaoonga ya mar ke jaaoonga 
2. Shirdi wale Sai Baba, Aaya main tere dar pe sawali


  1. Thank you for your lessons. Will be great if you can put all the taals and variations etc into a book. I wont mind buying it. Great job non the less.

    1. Thank you very much. Your Idea is great but people do not buy music books. they search Net for all. I have written 3 books of Songs Notations of Lata, Kishore, and Mukesh in Hindi. Pl. buy them from or

  2. sir please make tutorial on youtube of keharava variation.

  3. really wonderful to see thse on internet. Thanks Google.

  4. Hi Sir ,

    I listened to the song 'Tere Dar pe aaya hun ...' it seems like in starting this tune is played you mentioned ... Dha dha dha tete ... and afterwards it continues as the-te the-te the-te only ....throughout the song .

    The references you have given of film songs helps a lot in learning . It makes the learning interesting .

    Thanks much .