18 th century
Lucknow gharana developed with Kathak.
The 'Syahi' of the right drum is used frequently and dhet dhet dhage teta, kda dha Tet, kdan etc. are used. The Qayadas are lengthy and complex. Players often recite compositions before playing them. Solo tabla playing was developed to a great extent. It is characterized by 'open' sounds. The sharp sound of the Chati is avoided on the right hand drum. Sometimes all four fingers are used and fingering pattern is altered too. It is linked to dance forms and has compositions, like Gat, Paran, Tukda, Chakradhar etc. The stress is on Ad and Barabar laya
The Peerless & Illustrious
Abid Hussain Khan, Ustad Wajid Hussain Khan and Ustad Afaq Hussain Khan.
Pt. Swapan Chaudhuri.