Resources - Glossary 'T'

Taal

In Indian musical theory and practice the marking of musical metre...

Tabla

The tabla is a famous percussion interest from North India and neighbouring countries

Tanpura

The tanpura is a long necked plucked string instrument used in North Indian Hindustani music

Tar Shehnai

The tar shehnai (“the stringed shehnai”) is an instrument...

Tarana

Tarana is a type of composition in Hindustani classical vocal music in which certain words and syllables based on Persian and Arabic phonemes are used in a medium-paced or fast rendition.

Taus

Taus, meaning ‘peacock’ in Persian (due to its shape reminiscing the bird)...

Teental

Teental of the most famous talas of Hindustani music.

Thaats

A thaat is a musical mode in Hindustani music which always has seven notes (excluding the repeated tonic) and is considered the basis for the system of organizing and classifying ragas in North Indian classical music.

Thumri

Thumri is a common style of light classical music said to have begun with the court of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, 1847-1856.

Tumbi

The Tumbi is an ancient traditional North Indian musical instrument from Punjab.