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Indian Classical Music- Raga
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The scale upon which Indian Classical music is based. Represents a different time of day or season. Different to a Western scale because it uses microtones (intervals between notes that are smaller than semitones).
Pattern of beats that sets the rhythm for the piece.
Large, long necked string instrument. Often plays the melody. Has seven strings. Uses pitch bends (called meend in Indian).
Smaller than a sitar often plays drone note. Four-six strings. Backing instrument. Creates the harmony.
Pair of drums. Smaller, higher drum is called the dayan and lower-sounding drum is called the baya.
First section of a RAGA piece. Sitar plays raga scale up and down. Tambura plays drone note.
Second section. Music speeds up.
Third section. Loads faster, all improvised.
Tabla player comes in. Question and answer style.
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