Dhamar

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Dhamar is a type of dhrupad singing set to rhythm of 14-beats, called Taal Dhamar. It is seen as a light musical form, and associated with the Holi , the Spring Festival of colours celebrated in India.

Arrangement

Dhamar theka has 14 matra in length divided in 4 vibhag (3 Tali, 1 Khali), Pattern 5-2-3-4

Bols of this Taal are: ਕ ਧਿ ਟ ਧਿ ਟ-ਧs-,ਗ ਤਿ ਟ-ਤਿ ਟ ਤਾ s

Listen

To hear a Gurbani Shabad sung in Dhamar Taal & in Raag Mali Gaura ... Har Samrath Kee Sharanaa ... Raag Mali Gaura .... http://gurmatgiangroup.com/2012/01/17/har-samrath-kee-raag-mali-gaura/


Theka

The Theka for Dhamar
Ka Dhi Te Dhi Te | Dha - |
x 2
Ga Ti Te | Ti Te Ta - ||
0 3

The form of Dhamar is clapped as follows:

Clap 2 3 4 5 | Clap 2 | Wave 2 3 | Clap 2 3 4 ||