Rag Desh Questions

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What tempo is generally used in the alap?
Free-time, because it is improvised
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What tempo is generally used in the gat?
Strict time, because it is pre-composed
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In the Shankar version, what tempo are the 2 gats?
The first gat is medium. The second gat is fast.
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In the Wertheimer version, what tempo are the 2 gats?
The first is slow. The second is fast.
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In the Lal Tanwar version, what tempo is the Bandish/Bhajan?
Starts medium, it speeds up.
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Dynamically speaking, state what qualities the alap tends to display
It tends to be fairly quiet, and reflective.
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Dynamically speaking, state what qualities the gat tends to display.
The gat/bandish tends to be louder.
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Which instrument plays the tal cycles?
Typically the set of drums called Tabla play the tal cycles.
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Speak about the rhythm, other than the tal cycles.
Player improvises around these cycles and adds extra beats in.
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Why is there no harmony?
There is no harmony because the soloist is the main feature.
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If there are 2 or more melody instruments (or voices), what happens?
They echo in a call & response style, similar to a conversation.
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What texture is prominent?
The texture is polyphonic.
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What three layers are used?
Melody, drone and rhythm.
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Name 4 features of Indian music in Rag Desh.
Tihais, Tans, Meend and Chand.
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What is a tihai?
A tihai is a pattern repeated 3 times towards the end of a section, to mark its end.
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What are tans?
Rapid scales.
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What is a meend?
Slides.
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What is a chand?
Triplet rhythm patterns.
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What are the notes of Rag Desh?
CDFGBCBbAGFEDC
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What is the structure of Rag Desh? Generally in Indian music, too.
Alap (improvised introduction), gat (pre-composed, instrumental), OR bandish (sung, pre-composed).
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What is a Bhajan?
A Hindu spiritual song.
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What instruments are used in the Shankar version?
Sitar (melody), tabla (rhythm) and tambura (drone).
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What instruments are used in the Lal Tanwar version?
Voice (male), sarod, sarangi, pakhawaj, tabla (rhythm).
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What instruments are used in the Wertheimer version?
Bansuri, esraj, shruti box (drone) and tabla (rhythm).
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What tempo is generally used in the gat?

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Strict time, because it is pre-composed

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In the Shankar version, what tempo are the 2 gats?

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In the Wertheimer version, what tempo are the 2 gats?

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In the Lal Tanwar version, what tempo is the Bandish/Bhajan?

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