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GCSE Music Revision Area of Study 4: World music



Indian Raga: Rag Desh
Indian Music
Indian music has a long history which goes back more than 2000 years. Many Hindu Gods are often
worshiped through performances of raga, both vocal and instrumental. Indian music can be divided
into two great…

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GCSE Music Revision Area of Study 4: World music



Section Tempo Metre/rhythm Musical features
Alap Slow and No sense of metre Soloist `explores' the notes of the rag, setting the
meditative (free time) mood, accompanied by the tambura drone.
Music is improvised.

Jhor Steady/ A real sense of a Improvised…

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Fretless and has a metal fingerboard so that the player can slide up and down the strings to
obtain different notes
The tambura
Simple instrument with only four strings and a resonator.
Used to provide the drone notes to accompany the…

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