Adi tala

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Adi talam (Sanskrit ādi tālà आदि ताल, literally "primary clap"/"primary rhythm" also spelled aadi taala, adi talam) is the name of one of the most popular tala or rhythms used in Carnatic Music. Its full technical name according to the Carnatic Music's tala system is Chaturashra-naDe Chaturashra-jaati triputa taLa.


This tala has eight aksharas, each being 4 svaras long. Many kritis and around half of the varnams are set to this tala.

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