Rag Bhairav (North Indian Traditional)

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What sort of musical/performing context does a Northern Indian classical work have?
Performed by few highly skilled performers to a small and attentive audience
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With regard to the performance context, what style of western music could it be compared to?
Chamber Music
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Name the three performing forces (Virtuoso, Drone + Percussion)
Sarangi, Tampura, Tabla
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What does the tampura do to provide the drone?
Provides a continuous four-note ostinato throughout
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The melodic material is based upon the Rag Bhairav, one of the many Indian Rags (scales) used in the Northern Classical music. What is a characteristic of this scale?
"Awesome grandeur tinged with melancholy and sadness"
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What is the metric framework used under the rhythmic improvisation of the tabla?
Tal
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This tal in particular is the Tintal: What are the rhythmic divisions used in such a tal?
16 beats, divided into four "vibhag" groups
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What is the sam?
The first beat of the tal at which all improvising musicians must arrive on at the same time
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What is this "khali" all about?
A contrasting vibhag that the player distinguishes by using just the smaller of the tabla's two drums
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The structure of the Rag Bhairav, recorded in about 1980, follows a condensed form of a traditional North Indian performance. Name the sections.
Alap, Jhor, Jhala
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How does Narayan establish the opening Alap?
Establishing the pitch 'sa' (C) as the principal note of the rag
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