Here is the first video of Raga Jhinjhoti – a fast (drut) composition in 16 beat (teentaal) followed by a variant of the same composition set to the same taal.
This composition is from the Shahjahanpur Sarod Gharana, and was developed by Abdullah Khan or Mohammad Amir Khan…
Originally meant for the sarod, this has been adapted on other instruments. The composition has several rhythmic accents, which take time to learn.
The notations are :
RR MM GG, DD nn P D S R G (Sam)
-R M PD Sn R S nn D PD, M P DD MM g RG,
SS RR g SS n D nn
P D S R G, S R M G (RR MM GG etc)
The antara is very complex and I’ve found that a lot of musicians leave it out.
G S R M P D n P D M, P D S R GGR R S
D S R M G, D S RS N D PD, M P D MM G RG
SS RG SS n D nn P D S R G, S R MG (RR MM etc)
The key points of this composition is to stick to the rhythm. As the composition veers off the main beat, the rhythm has to be tightly controlled. Fortunately, the composition does not veer off randomly, it still maintains the flow of the taal, so can be learnt after some practice.
Here’s a Youtube video of me playing this composition, recorded at a practice session in my room…