Rag Desh - QUIZ

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1. 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]).

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2. Anoushka Shankar performs Rag Desh. She plays the:

  • Tabla
  • Sitar
  • Sarangi
  • Piano

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

  • Gat
  • Bhajan
  • Sarangi
  • Sitar

4. 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?

  • Sarangi
  • Tabla
  • Sitar
  • Sarod

5. The Jhalla is the final section, much faster than the previous two. The music becomes more virtuosic and _________.

  • Improvised
  • Rhythmic
  • Decorative
  • Ornamentive


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