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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…

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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…

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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,…

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