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. The two tals used in Rag Desh are the Jhaptal and the Tintal. The Jhaptal is a 10 beat cycle and the Tintal is a ___ beat cycle.

  • 8
  • 16
  • 12
  • 10

3. The structure of Gorn and Wertheimer's version of Rag Desh is Alap, ____ 1 and ____ 2

  • Bhajan
  • Sarangi
  • Gat
  • Sitar

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
  • 6
  • 8
  • 10

5. Performances of a rag are usually in 3 parts, progressing from slow to fast tempo. These sections are (in this order):

  • Alap, Gat, Jhalla.
  • Section 1, Section 2, Section 3.
  • Jhalla, Alap, Gat.
  • Jhalla, Gat, Alap.

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