Rag Desh - QUIZ

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1. Rag Desh is almost like a C major scale. On the way back down some different pitches are used and one note is changed. Which note is changed and to what?

  • F - F#
  • D - Db
  • B - Bb
  • A - Ab
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2. Towards the end of the gat, the tempo:

  • Increases
  • Decreases

3. The Sitar is a stringed instrument with a very long neck. It has 7 main strings which are used to play the melody. There are also 12 _______ strings. These aren't plucked but resonate to create a shimmering sound.

  • Longer
  • Ornamental
  • Sympathetic
  • Thicker

4. 'Mhara janam maran' is performed by Chiranji Lal Tanwar. He is accompanied by the sarod, the sarangi, the pakhawaj, the tabla and a small pair of cymbals. This piece uses an ___ beat cycle called the keherwa tal.

  • 3
  • 8
  • 10
  • 6

5. Rag Desh is associated with the late evening and _________ season.

  • Winter
  • Monsoon
  • Spring
  • Summer


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