Indian Music - Bhangra and raga


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  • Created on: 06-01-12 10:04


  • Indian Classical Music
  • Easy to recognise - Melismatic Vocals and use of Droning Notes
  • Improvisation is common to Raga.

Map - The slow intro to Raga music.

Jer - The accompaniment instruments begin to play.

Gat - A period of extended improvisation in the piece.

  • Raga uses note patterns called Rag's, which are created for individual themes, such as mourning.
  • In Raga, the mood conveyed is much more important than the notes used
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  • A fusion of Classic/original Indian music with Pop/dance.
  • Bhangra has a strong connection with the Punjabi region of India, where it originated. Bhangra lyrics often reflect the history of this region.
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