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KEY TERMS:
· Rag - are patterns of notes but are
different to a
Western scale or melody.
· Tala ­ a rhythmic cycle
· Drone ­ the repetition/or
continuous playing of the tonic note
(Sa).…read more

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MORE ABOUT THE TALA
· Tintal is the most common tal. It has the
following characteristics:
· sixteen beats (4 + 4 + 4 + 4)
· four sections beginning on the 1st, 5th,
9th and 13th beats.
· On each of these numbers there is a
clap to emphasise the notes.…read more

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STRUCTURE:
· Alap (like an intro: A section in free
time. The notes of the rag are
introduced over the drone and there is
no tala.
· Gat: This section has a clear pulse. The
rag is played as a fixed composition. The
tala begins now and the drone
continues.…read more

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MORE ON STRUCTURE:
· Jhalla: This is fast paced section in which
the performers improvise. This section
is virtuosic (technically difficult).
· Jhar: Another section in India raga,
however IT DOES NOT APPEAR IN THIS
SET WORK... You just have to
remember the name of it!…read more

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SPECIFIC STRUCTURE FOR EACH
VERSION
Anoushka Chiranji La Steve Gorn &
Benjy
Shankar Tanwar Wertheimer.
Alap Alap Alap
Bandish (a slow Gat 1 (slow)
Gat section the same as
the gat)
Jhalla Gat 2 (Fast)…read more

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Gaby Fielding

This is soo helpful thankyou so much!!

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