Rag

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When was Anoushka Shankar's rag desh recorded?
2001
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Describe the instrumentation of this version
A Sitar and a tabla.
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Describe the rhythm of the piece
This version uses two tales. 1). Jhaptal - a 10 beat cycle. 2). Tintal - a 16 beat cycle.
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Describe the structure of the piece
Alap (only for sitar, slow and has no regular pulse, sitar introduces notes and mood of rad, melodic line decorated using mends). Gat( tabla enters, sitar plays fixed composition in a moderate tempo, sitar and table improvise, at end tempo increases
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3). Jhalla ( Music is fast and the sitar strings are strummed to create rhythmic excitement)
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When was Rag Desh performed by Chiranji Lal Tanwar released?
2004
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Describe the instrumentation of this version
Sarod, Sarangi, Pakhawaj, Tabla, and a pair of cymabls
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Describe the rhythm of this version
Uses an 8-beat cycle called keherwa tal
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Describe the structure of this version
1). Alap (The sarangi and then the voice introduce notes of rag, tempo is slow and there is no regular pulse). 2). Bhajan (Tabla joins in, playing in keherwa tap, a sung verse is followed by short solos for sarangi and sarod which is repeated.
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Tanwar (singer) decorates important words with melismas and ornaments
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When was Rag Desh first released by Steve Gorn and Benjy Wertheimer?
2004
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Describe the instrumentation of this version
Bansuri, Esraj, Shruti Box, Swarmandel, and Tabla
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Describe the rhythm of this version
Has two tales 1). Rupak tap, a 7-beat cycle. 2). Ektal, a 12-beat cycle
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Describe the structure of this version
Alap (starts with drone on notes D & A, bansuri introduces notes and mood of rag, esraj then takes over before instruments alternate improvised phrases, tempo is slow and has no regular pulse. Gat 1: Slow gat, begins with bansuri solo,
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tabla tenters after about 30 secs, bansuri starts to play composed gat shortly after, bansuri and tabla improvise around gat and tap, end of this section ends with a tihai. Gat 2: fast gat, starts with tabla solo, improv becomes more elaborate,
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Bansuri plays tans, piece ends with three tihais
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