When it comes to learning any Indian classical form, whether it’s instrumental, vocal, or dance. The first and foremost thing is Laya/Rythym.
What is Laya?
Laya is the speed of time.
For instance: You are going Delhi to Jaipur by car, sometimes we reach the destination in 4hrs or more than that.
So what is changing here? Time
Sometimes we reach a little early or late.
Now here the question arises: How many types of Laya or Rhythm are there-
There are three types of Laya –
- Vilambit: This laya is the base laya i.e. an introductory tempo. this laya is the slow one.
- Madhya: This laya is just double of Vilambit Laya which is 2x of Vilambit laya i.e. the middle one.
- Drut Laya: This laya is just double of Madhya Laya and 4x of Madhya Laya. This laya is the fastest one.
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She is one of the best Kathak Trainers in Jaipur and has been associated with it for more than 10 years and the founder of Kathak By Neha the best Kathak dance academy in Jaipur.
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