Welcome back to the next episode of 'Laya Lahari'. Continuing on introducing the tala terminologies, Suri talks about various speeds or 'kaalam' in this episode.
The commonly used speeds are first, second, third and fourth - keezh kaalam, Madhyama kaalam, Mel kaalam or Dhuritha kaalam and Athi Mel kaalam.
In general, Madhyama kaalam is twice the speed of Keezh kaalam and Mel kaalam is twice the speed of Madhyama kaalam and so on…
By taking the phrase, 'Tha-ka-di-na', Suri demonstrates the various speeds that Mridangam artistes commonly play in concert platforms.
More terms to be discussed in the coming weeks, do stay tuned!