Rag Desh-Steve Gorn and Benjy Wertheimer

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Who are Steve Gorn and Benjy Wertheimer?
two American musicians.
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When was this version released?
2004
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What does Steve Gorn play?
bansuri
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What does Benjy Wertheimer play?
esraj and tabla
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How many different instruments are there?
5
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What instruments are used?
A Shruti Box, a Swarmandel, an Esraj, a Bansuri and a Tabla.
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What is a Shruti box?
An electronic instrument which plays the drone
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What is a swarmandel?
A plucked string instrument
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What is an Esraj?
A bowed string instrument
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What is a bansuri?
A bamboo flute which has holes instead of keys
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name the two tals in this version
Rupak tal (7 beat cycle: 3+2+2)and ektal tal (12 beat cycle: 2+2+2+2+2+2)
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name the three section of the piece
Alap, gat and gat2
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how does the alap start?
with a drone on the notes D and A
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describe the alap
The bansuri then introduces the notes of the rag. The Erraj then takes over. The tempo is slow and there is no regular beat.
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how does the first gat begin?
a bansuri solo.
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what instrument enters next?
the table after about 30 seconds
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which instrument plays the gat after the tabla enters?
bansuri
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Which two instruments improvise around the gat and the tal?
the tabla and bansuri
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what tal is the second gat based on?
Ektal tal
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What instrument starts this section?
tabla
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how are the improvisations developed?
the become more elaborate and virtuosic.
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What does the bansuri play in this section?
tans (fast scales)
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how does the piece end?
with 3 tihais
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