Michael Winkler

Pt. Bhanuprakash Barot, born in ____ in _____ , is a renowned tabla master from the ______ (ghana). His main guruji was _______ Being introduced to the tabla in the traditional way at the age of ____ , later on he played with the famous giants of the Hindustani Traditions […]

Pt. Bhanuprakash Barot (tabla)

Here I collect all the information about the exact intonation of each Swara (Interval) used in various Raagas. This list will be updated from time to time. The information given here is NOT about the typical movements, ornamentations and specific rules for each Raag, also I do not give the […]

Raags in 22 Shrutis

Yaman - MILA MORGENSTERN - Vilambit Tintaal
A little etude, good to get into the feeling of Vilambit Tintaal (Teentaal / Teen Tala). “Vilambit” refers to very slow tempi. This etude is part of what I learned some years ago from my first teacher for Bansuri and Indian Music, Mila Morgenstern in Berlin. He mentioned that it […]

Raag Yaman in Vilambit Tintaal (Teen Tala)

Yaman - VILAYAT KHAN - Vilambit Tintaal
Raag Yaman Bandish in Vilambit Tintaal (Teen Taal), as played by Ustad Vilayat Khan on many different recordings. As usual, I want to encourage everybody to get a legal copy for yourself, but this one is quite difficult to find elsewhere. The example I used to transcribe this one you […]

Yaman – Vilambit Tintaal (VILAYAT KHAN)

9 beats tala Mattataal (Mattataal) 1
is a very interesting rythm build of 9 beats.  Subdivisions are 2+2+2+3, so this taal revolves around the 3 a lot. Here two basic versions:  

Mattataal (Matta Tala)

7 beats Rupaktaal (Rupak Tala)
is a little special: the sam and the kali are the same beat at one. Beside that, the 7beats are divided in 3+2+2:  

Rupaktaal (Rupak Tala)

10 beats tala Jhaptaal (Zaptaal)
is a 10beat cycle and build out of 2+3+2+3. There is clearly the middle at beat 6, and the two parts are almost the same. So we might start to feel it as 2×5. Western musicians might also regard it is switching between 2/4 and 3/4, but maybe it is […]

Jhaptaal (Zaptaal)

12 beats tala Ektaal
is a 12beat cycle, and for western musicians also quite natural to digest. This taal gives the opportunities to be felt in various subdivisions, so one can go for 3×4, but also 4×3, 6×2 or even 2×6. As the Ektaal has a lot to do with 3 and 4, so […]


16 beats tala Tintaal (Teentaal)
is the most common taal (rhythmic cylce) in Indian Classical Music, and this one usually is learned first. It has 16beats and kind of correlates to our western 4/4 meter. You can count it as 4 times 4/4, but be aware that the idea is a cylcle of 16 beats: […]

Tintaal (Teen Taal or Teen Tala)

A very well know Bandish for Raag Yaman in Tintaal (Teen Taal), transcribed from various recordings of Hariprasad Chaurasia and others. Want to learn the Indian Bamboo Flute? Check out: Online Bansuri Lessons      

Yaman – Tintaal

Bhoopali - Hariprasad Chaurasia FirstChoice - 1 Jhaptaal
Two transcriptions of the Bandish in Jhaptaal and Tintaal, including some Tihai. Here is the audio stream from YouTube, but as usual I want to encourage you to buy the original record somewhere and store the files on your device. 13:40 Jhaptaal 26:08 Tintaal   Here the transcription:   and […]

Bhupali – Jhaptaal & Tintaal (H.CHAURASIA “Maestro’s first Choice”)

Bhairav - HARIPRASAD CHAURASIA - Tintaal Raga Guide
This is a transcription from Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia’s Bandhish in Tintaal. This one he did play on “The Raga Guide”,  a very useful book incl CDs to learn some basics about Hindustani Classical Music. This recording is streamed below from YouTube, but I want to encourage you to get the […]

Bhairav – Tintaal (H. CHAURASIA “The Raga Guide”)

Raag Shuddh Sarang - Ektaal transkription R.KULKARNI
Here is a transcription on Raag Shuddh Sarang in Ektaal. This was from a performance by Pt. Rupak Kulkarni (bansuri) and Pt. Mukundraj Dev (tabla) at the show “Art and Artists”, it is on YouTube for free, and this particular recording is streamed below (please scroll down to play it!). […]

Shuddh Sarang – Ektaal (RUPAK KULKARNI on TV) – transcription ...