Indian Raga

Ragas

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What feelings are related to the Rag Desh?
Devotion and love
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Rag Desh is an example of what genre of music?
Indian classical music
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What is a raga?
a scale (5-8 notes)
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The Western scale is tempered. What does tempered mean?
Same distance between neighbouring notes
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How are ragas similar to the western scale?
Both 12-note scales
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In Northern India, raga studens join a school of players called gharana. What makes each gharana unique?
Each has its own traditions and theories about how to play
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Spirituality is important in almost all Indian music. What is the name of the tradition using a raga set to a particular Hindu deity?
Karnatic kriti
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Rag Desh is an example of what genre of music?

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Indian classical music

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What is a raga?

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The Western scale is tempered. What does tempered mean?

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How are ragas similar to the western scale?

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Samuel Richardson

These seven flip cards increase in difficulty toward the end. Use at the end of a revision session to check for gaps in your knowledge. 

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