Music GCSE AoS 4 - Rag Desh - Steve Gorn, and Benjy Wertheimer.

Just a quick note: The BHAJAN is NOT in the structure of this piece - sorry. Please just ignore that 0.e

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How does the alap start?
With a drone on the notes D, and A.
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Describe the rest of the alap.
Then, the bansuri introduces the notes of the rag. The Erraj then takes over. The tempo is slow, and there is no regular beat. The 2 instruments alternate improvised phrases.
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Describe Gat 1 of the piece.
Slow, in Rupak Tal, and begins with Bansuri solo. Tabla enters. Bansuri plays a composed Gat, Bansuri and Tabla improvise around Gat and Tal, section ends with a tihai.
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Describe Gat 2 of the piece.
Fast in ektal, and begins with Tabla solo. Improvisation becomes more elaborate. Bansuri plays tans, ends with a tihai.
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Which intruments improvise around the gat and the tal?
The tabla, and bansuri.
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Describe the instrumentation.
Bansuri, esraij, shruti box, tabla, synth pad, and tambura.
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What is a tihai?
A tihai is used as a rhythmic cadence. It is a polyrhythmic device.
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Name the two tals in this piece.
Rupak tal (7 beat cycle: 3+2+2), and ektal tal (12 beat cycle: 2+2+2+2+2+2).
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Describe the melody of the piece.
Based on notes of the rag. Ascending/descending. Mainly conjunct. Uses tans. Note bending.
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Describe the rhythm.
tal / tala (in gat/ bhajan ). Alap is in free time / unmetered. Gat is metred. Tihais.
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Describe the texture.
Melody dominated layered texture. Rag = melodic layer.
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Describe the harmony.
A Tambura drone is used playing Sa (C, tonic) and Pa (G, dominant).
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Describe the dynamics.
alap section is quiet  the gat / bhajan is louder  gat / bhajan sections are more varied in dynamics  tabla adds to dynamic level
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Describe the rest of the alap.

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Then, the bansuri introduces the notes of the rag. The Erraj then takes over. The tempo is slow, and there is no regular beat. The 2 instruments alternate improvised phrases.

Card 3

Front

Describe Gat 1 of the piece.

Back

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Card 4

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Describe Gat 2 of the piece.

Back

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Card 5

Front

Which intruments improvise around the gat and the tal?

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