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2. Rag Desh is an example of Indian Classical Music (from North India). It's an improvised form of music. It's also based on 3 layers: which of these is not a layer?

  • Ostinato underneath the melody
  • Melodic line played on a solo instrument
  • Rhythmic pattern played on the drums
  • Drone played on a stringed instrument

3. The Gat is a fixed composition that is improvised on by the solo instrument. The percussion also enters and the pulse is clear and fixed. What is the solo instrument in Rag Desh?

  • Sitar
  • Tabla
  • Sarod
  • Sarangi

4. The sitar's improvisations in the Gat are based on the fixed composition (gat). The tabla's improvisations are based on the tal. The improvisations end with a tihai (a short melody or rhythm played ___ times and ending on the first note [sam]).

  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 6

5. The last version of Rag Desh is performed by Steve Gorn and Benjy Wertheimer. They are _________ musicians.

  • American
  • Indian
  • British
  • European


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