Rhythm Made Easy (Video Series)

Chapter 1: Intro to Teentaal

Conceptualized by Sandeep Das, Rhythm Made Easy is fun journey through Indian Classical Music for viewers of all ages. Discover North Indian music, rhythm, dance, and more! All videos are available for free on YouTube, links and information below. 

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Newton Cultural Council (NCC), a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council (MCC), a state agency.

 

Chapter 1: Intro to Teentaal

How to Count Teentaal 1/2

Episode 1

Learn how to count and clap the 16 beat Indian Rhythm Cycle, Teentaal, with Grammy-winning Tabla maestro Sandeep Das.

Teentaal in Kathak Dance

Episode 4

Learn what Teentaal (16 beat rhythm cycle) sounds like in Kathak dance.

How to Count Teentaal 2/2

Episode 2

Learn how to count Thah, Dugun, Tigun, and Chaugun of Teentaal.

Benares Ki Baant

Episode 5

Sandeep Das gives a brief performance of the Benares Ki Baant in Teentaal. Western notation is available underneath.

Teentaal on Tabla

Episode 3

Learn what Teentaal (16 beat rhythm cycle) sounds like on the Tabla.