Rag Desh. All Versions. ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW. Simply broken down! :)

This came in so useful to me. Some nerd in my class typed it up for everyone. And... as wierd as it looks and sounds, It was amazing... :L Rag Desh Came up in my essay question and I got full marks for it thanks to this. :)

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Jessica Walls
Version 1 Version 2 Version3 FYI
Anoushka Chiranji Lal Steve Gorn, and
Shankar Tanwar Benjy
Instruments Sitar and Tabla Voice, sarangi, Bansuri, esraj, tambura, The first version is th
sarod, pakhawaj, and tabla one that has a sitar
cymbols, and table The second version is
only one that has a v
Structure Three Two movements... Three movements... The first and third have the sa
movements... Alap Alap structures, the second one has
Alap Bhajan Gat 1 Bhajan instead of a Gat...
Gat1 (Song) Gat 2
Gat 2
Tala (Rhythm Jhaptal Tal Keherwa Tal (8 Rupak Tal HOW TO REMEMBER (stup
played on tabla) (10 beats) beats) (7 beats) works!!!)
Jhaptal Tal=ten beats: 10 rhymes
men... Jhaptal sounds like Japan.
Japanese Men! The jhaptal is pla
the 1st version because `1' is the
number in `10'... 10 JAPANESE M
Keherwa Tal=8 beats: 8 rhymes w
date... Say `Keherwa' out loud. T
part sounds like `hair' Before you
DATE, you always brush your HA
`keherwa tal' is played in the 2nd
because 2 can divide into 8 so ea
can do it in your head!!!
Rupak Tal=7 beats: 7 rhymes wit
heaven! Say `Rupak' out loud... `
sounds like `pack' So... When yo
HEAVEN you will get a pack of sw
getting an A* in your music exam
Rupak Tal is played in the third v
because... Heaven is the end. The
version is the last one!
Alap Sitar explores the The sarod, then the The tambura plays a First one is easy to remember.
notes of the Rag singer introduce the drone on sa and pa. Sitar explores the notes of the
notes of the rag The basuri [flute] 2nd: Singer&sarod INTRODUCE
explores the notes of 3rd: Basuri expores the notes o
the rag...
Gat 1 The sitar plays Tabla plays Tempo begins slowly. First version is basically the sim
the fixed keherwa. Sarod Bansuri plays a lyrical to know. There's only two inst
composition. plays a short solo. (cantobile) so don't get too worked up ab
Medium tempo. Excitement unaccompanied The sitar plays the Gat (Gat lite
Tabla joins in increases as music melody. Music means, fixed composition. Thi
with Jhaptal becomes louder and becomes faster and means it isn't improvised, the
faster. Verse chorus dramatic as solo performers actually have to KN
pattern. instruments improvise this part) The table joins in wit
around the Gat. Tabla japanese men! (Jhaptal )
embellishes the tala You just have to learn the othe
pattern. Bansuri plays highlight the key words and w
the gat. Tihais mark out down in your own words to
the end of sections... remember.
Jessica Walls

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Gat 2 Faster than Gat 1. DOESN'T HAVE A Fast tempo. Tabla plays 12 Look at keyword list on other
Table plays 16 SECOND GAT! beat ektal tala. Bansuri
beat tala tintal. plays an embellished gat
Sotar drone strings containing a wide range
are strummed. of pitch, tans, and
Ends with Tihi. portamentos. Ends with
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I know, a bit intimidating... but Learning at least some of these words will be sure to earn
you extra... brownie points... from the examiner...
RAG: Pattern of notes. At times different notes ascending and descending.…read more

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It has been scientifically proved that associating words and facts that you NEED to
remember with numbers, will stick in your brain. You may think it stupid, but it
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