Rag Desh

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gharana
indian system of master-pupil teaching
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raga
improvised music in several contrasting sections, based on a series of notes from a particular rag
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pentatonic scale
a scale built on five notes of the scale on the first, second, third, fifth and sixth degrees of the scale. In C major, these are C,D,E,G and A
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rasa
mood created by the sounds of the pitches in a particular rag
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bols
in a tala, these are the independent rhythm parts that go against the main beat of the cycle creating exciting syncopations
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matras
individual beats in a rhythmic cycle
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sam
the first beat of the rhythmic cycle
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syncopations
notes accented off the beat. The weak part of the beat is often emphasised
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teetal (tintal)
common 16-beat (4+4+4+4) rhythmic cycle
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alap
the opening unmetred and improvised section of a raga
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bandish
the last section of a vocal raga - a fixed composition in the form of a song
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gat
the final section of an instrumental raga-a fixed composition with some improvised embellishments
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jhalla
the third section of a raga-a lively tempo and virtuoso display of improvisatory skills. The climax of the whole piece
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jhor
the second section of a raga-a medium tempo with improvisation
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meend/mind
the sliding effects between notes
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tan
the rapid scalic flourishes on the sitar/sarod or sarangai
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timbre
particular tone colour of an instrument or voice
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bansuri
indian flute without keys
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shehnai
a double reed indian instrument, similar to the Western oboe
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improvised music in several contrasting sections, based on a series of notes from a particular rag

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raga

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a scale built on five notes of the scale on the first, second, third, fifth and sixth degrees of the scale. In C major, these are C,D,E,G and A

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Card 4

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mood created by the sounds of the pitches in a particular rag

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Card 5

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in a tala, these are the independent rhythm parts that go against the main beat of the cycle creating exciting syncopations

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Comments

Samuel Richardson

After a revision session make sure you are able to remember the definitions of these key terms by using these flash cards. 

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