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SUM ("Sum" is the first beat of a time cycle or “tal”. It is the most emphasized beat… the essence of improvisational understanding in classical Indian music) alap…streaming surs, dhuns in teental rhythms spin, dizzying maze of tal, linear diagonal multi-dimensional sheets of sound, leading back to the thread, the home, the sum, and begin again… dha dha tee na dha tee- bols, just six beats, profound 276