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Rag Desh
General Stuff
Indian Classical :
Rag (Notes the melody is based on)
Tal (Rhythm)
Drone (Chords)
Structure:
Alap (Slow, No Tal)
Jhor (Moderate Speed)
Jhalla (Faster then Jhor)
Gat (Pre Composed, Can come anywhere in the structure)
Use of Tihai- Playing an idea 3 times to signal end of section
Based on the raininy season (Monsoon).
Night Rag (Meaning played at night).
Usually about devotion.
Rasa- Mood of the rag, Devotion and romance.
Catepillars
Dance
For Rising
Goats
Behind
Curtains
Blankets(Flat)
Are
Good
For Falling
Edward
Dead
Cat
Sargam
Sa Re Ma Pa Ni Sa Ni Dha Pa Ma Ga Re Sa

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Performance 1 ­ Track 5
Anoushka Shanker
Sitar ­ Seven strings with lots of sympathetic string
Tabla ­ Drums (Dayan and Bayan)
Structure
Alap
Gat 1
o Jhaptal (10 beats long ­ 2+3+2+3)
Gat2
o Faster, Teental/tintal (16 beats ­ 4+4+4+4)
Jhalla
Performance 2 ­ Track 6
Chiranji lal Tanwar
VOICE!!!
Voice
Sarod (Like Sitar, No frets and shorter)
Sarangi (Square and Bowed)
Pakhawaj (Double sided Drum)
Cymbals
Tabla (See above)
Structure
Alap
Bhajan
o Only applies to pieces with Voice.…read more

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Performance 3 ­ Track 7-9
Steve Gorn(Bansuri) & Benju Werthiemer(Tabla, esraj(Bowed string instrument))
Shruti Box ­ Drone- Plays on all 3 tracks
Structure:
Alap (Track 7)
o Bansuri Improvisation followed by Esraj Improv
Gat 1 (Track 8)
o Rupak Tal (7 beats 3+2+2)
o Slow,
o Flute Decorating the rag,
o tabla decorating the tal.…read more

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