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A chalan is a catchy and bouncy theme, and this theme is later elaborated into a connecting rela matching the same pattern or flow. In general, it is similar in structure to kayda, however it does not always establish rules for development. Instead, a chalan is a movement (“Chalna'' in hindi means to move). It includes a variety of bols (gat-like bols). A clear theme can be experienced in a chalan. Chalan is a popular concept from the Farrukhabad Gharana. In solo playing, some Gharanas start with Uthaan, but in Farrukhabad Gharana, the solo performance is oftentimes started with chalan.
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