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Semi Classical Vocal (Tappa)

Tappa is a form of Indian semi-classical vocal music.[1] Its specialty is its rolling pace based on fast, subtle and knotty construction. Its tunes are melodious, sweet and depict the emotional outbursts of a lover.


Tappe (plural) were sung mostly by songstresses, known as Baigees, in royal courts. Tappa originated from the folk songs of the camel riders of Punjab, the Tappa style of music was refined and introduced to the imperial court of the Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah.

Learning this decolonising art form can become complex thus one could seek professional help who will teach the art and technique of singing traditional Indian Light classical vocal music form to their vocal music students in a non - competitive, dedicated and disciplined manner following the well-known, age old 'Guru - shishya parampara' (Indian Teacher - disciple system) or otherwise. The style of singing tappa involves intricate patterns of typical ?Taan of tappa? which needs focus when one begins learning this art of Tappa




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