Dhamar (music)


Dhamar (music)

A dhrupad set to the 14-beat time signature dhamar tal is called a dhamar. It is seen as a light musical form, and associated with the Holi (hori) Spring Festival of colours. Dhamar theka has 14 matra in length divided in 4 vibhag (3 Tali, 1 Khali), Pattern 5-2-3-4

Theka

The Theka for Dhamar
Ka Dhi Te Dhi Te | Dha - |
x 2
Ga Ti Te | Ti Te Ta - ||
0 3

The form of Dhamar is clapped as follows:

Clap 2 3 4 5 | Clap 2 | Wave 2 3 | Clap 2 3 4 ||



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