This lesson is a notational supplement to the Adi Thalum – Taka Dimi Taka Junu audio content. Start with the audio portion first. Carnatic music is learned aurally so view this written material as a secondary to the primary content found via the audio.
Adi Thalum is the most common beat cycle in Carnatic music. It’s eight beats long and can be viewed as two 4/4 bars or one 8/4 bar of music in western notation. The written lesson below shows how to recite Taka Dimi Taka Junu, which can be thought of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, in different subdivisions. A downloadable pdf of this lesson is available at the bottom of the page.Adi_Thalum_Takadimi_Takajunu