Is the eduppu variable for Ata tala varnams?

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sureshvv
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#1 Is the eduppu variable for Ata tala varnams?

Post by sureshvv » 24 Jan 2019, 16:46

Usually I have found that ata tala varnams have the eduppu on the ring finger. Is this true? Can this be changed?

In a recent concert I attended, the eduppu was on the beat. It seemed very consistent in total though.
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#2 Re: Is the eduppu variable for Ata tala varnams?

Post by MaheshS » 24 Jan 2019, 17:14

Discussion on Ata tala varnam eduppu's,

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#3 Re: Is the eduppu variable for Ata tala varnams?

Post by shankarank » 05 Feb 2019, 22:32

I will add one more to the speculations. The number "3" is significant in carnatic music and a short phrase can have the opportunity to pause with odd feel over even. "5" might have felt longer especially in a slow pace.

A half an eduppu in Adi tAlA 2 kalai for example gets a remainder divisible by 3 : 16 -4 = 12 before the sahitya can pause even in the middle of pURvAnga after the first two aksharas.

dEsadi tAla of modern times in shorter span gives a a remainder divisible by 5. 16 - 6 = 10.

A 3/4th eduppu in 2-kaLAI gives a remainder divisible by 5 until the mid pURvanGA position ( 2 Aksharas)
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