Music GCSE AoS 4 - Rag Desh - Chiranji Lal Tanwar

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Describe the alap.
Short introduction as the Sarod player, then the singer, vocalises a melody in free time based on the notes of the rag.
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Describe the bhajan.
A fixed composition -song in verse form with the first line used as a refrain. KEHERWA tal. Sarod plays solo passages between verses. Dynamics and tempo increase and the music becomes faster and more exciting; cymbals play more frequently
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Describe the tal.
KEHERWA tal (2+2+2+2).
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Describe the instrumentation of the piece.
Voice, sarangi, sarod, pakhawaj, cymbals and tabla.
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Describe the rhythm.
Rhythmic pattern played on drums, based on tal. First beat of the tal is the sam and is often emphasised by musicians.
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Describe the texture.
Melody dominated layered texture.
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Describe dynamics and expression.
Lots of trills in final section. Played p for the majority of the piece.
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Describe the bhajan.

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A fixed composition -song in verse form with the first line used as a refrain. KEHERWA tal. Sarod plays solo passages between verses. Dynamics and tempo increase and the music becomes faster and more exciting; cymbals play more frequently

Card 3

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Describe the tal.

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Card 4

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Describe the instrumentation of the piece.

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Card 5

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Describe the rhythm.

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