Rag Desh - QUIZ

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

  • Alap, Gat, Jhalla.
  • Jhalla, Gat, Alap.
  • Section 1, Section 2, Section 3.
  • Jhalla, Alap, Gat.
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2. Towards the end of the gat, the tempo:

  • Increases
  • Decreases

3. 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
  • 10
  • 16
  • 12

4. The rhythmic pattern played underneath is based on a tal. What is a tal?

  • Lots of random patterns of beats
  • An ostinato of beats
  • A cycle of beats repeated and improvised during the piece.
  • A repeated motif of beats

5. The first beat in a tal is called the sam. It is often _______ by the musicians.

  • Stressed
  • Repeated
  • Ignored
  • Deleted


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