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Laya Lahiri : Accompanying For Kritis

Welcome back to the next episode of 'Laya Lahari'.

Now that we have got an overall idea about the various talas, it is time to move on to another topic. In this episode, Suri discusses the various aspects involved while playing for kritis. Suri also throws light on 'eduppu', which is the term used to refer to the starting of a song. 'Eduppu' can be a simple one (song starting simultaneously with the tala) or a complicated one (song and tala not starting simultaneously).

We hope to meet you with a new topic in the next episode, do stay tuned!

Laya Lahiri section discusses the fundamentals of rhythm or laya, which forms an integral part of Carnatic music. Vidwan Thillaisthanam R. Suriyanarayanan explains the common and 'must-know' aspects of laya through his mridangam demonstrations. (Explanations in Tamil) This is by no means exhaustive but we hope this would be a good beginner's guide for rasikas to get started with percussion in Carnatic music.