“Guruji, why do these people pat on their laps and hands like the roadside parota shop fellows? Or are they shooing away mosquitoes?”
” It is called Thalam.
Thalam is a regular repeating rhythmic phrase, and you strike your lap to keep to the metre of the song you are singing. Each repeated cycle that you put is called an avartanam. It is essential that you keep a control on your rhythm immaterial of the percussion instruments that may help you.”
“Apdina spouse ku thalam podarche naama dhan percussion instrument ah?!”
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– Until next,