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FOLK MUSIC

Oral tradition: A tradition which is passed on by word of mouth or imitation rather then by written means

Protest songs: Folk songs with political lyrics

Fusion: A mingling, or blending together, of more then one musical style or culture to create a new "fussed" sound

RAG DESH

Gharnana: indian sysrtem of master-pupil teaching

Rag: improvised music in several contrasting sections, based on a series of notes from a particular rag.

Pentatonic scale: A scale built on five notes (penta meaning 5) of the scale on the first, second, third, fifth and sixth degrees of the scale. In C major these are C,D,E,G and A

Rasa: mood created by the sounds of the piches in a perticular rag.

Bols: in a tala, these are the independent rhythm parts that go against the main beat of the cycle creationg exciting syncopations.

Matras: individuatual beats in a rhythmic cycle.

sam: The first beat of the rhythmic cycle

Syncopations:  Notes accented off the beats. The weak part of the beat is often emphasised

teental (or tintal): common 16-beat (4+4+4+4) rhythmic cycle.

alap: the opening unmetred and improvised section of a raga.

Bandish: the last

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FOLK MUSIC

Oral tradition: A tradition which is passed on by word of mouth or imitation rather then by written means

Protest songs: Folk songs with political lyrics

Fusion: A mingling, or blending together, of more then one musical style or culture to create a new "fussed" sound

RAG DESH

Gharnana: indian sysrtem of master-pupil teaching

Rag: improvised music in several contrasting sections, based on a series of notes from a particular rag.

Pentatonic scale: A scale built on five notes (penta meaning 5) of the scale on the first, second, third, fifth and sixth degrees of the scale. In C major these are C,D,E,G and A

Rasa: mood created by the sounds of the piches in a perticular rag.

Bols: in a tala, these are the independent rhythm parts that go against the main beat of the cycle creationg exciting syncopations.

Matras: individuatual beats in a rhythmic cycle.

sam: The first beat of the rhythmic cycle

Syncopations:  Notes accented off the beats. The weak part of the beat is often emphasised

teental (or tintal): common 16-beat (4+4+4+4) rhythmic cycle.

alap: the opening unmetred and improvised section of a raga.

Bandish: the last

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