RAG DESH AOS 4 • You have to listen to 3 different versions of this RAGA. Here are the basic facts about each.
First a bit about the RAG • It is called RAG DESH • The tonic or main note is C • This is traditionally a NIGHT raga • It is also linked to the rainy seasons or MONSOON
ANOUSHKAR SHANKAR • This uses SITAR & TABLA • There is an ALAP & Gat 1 and GAT 2 • The tala used is JHAPTAL in Gat 1 then TINTAL in Gat 2 • In the final part the sitar strums the DRONE stings – we call this JHALLA
MHARA JANAM MARAN by CHIRANJI LAL TANWAR • This uses VOICE, SARANGI,CYMBALS ,TABLA,SAROD & PAKHAWAJ • There are 2 sections – the ALAP and then the bandish a Hindu song called a BHANJAN • The tal used is KHERWA • The SAROD & SARANGI take solos
BENJY WERTHEIMER & STEVE GORN • This uses BANSURI,ESRAJ,TAMBURA & TABLA • This has 3 sections – the ALAP,GAT 1 (slow), GAT 2 (fast) • The TALA used is RUPAK
What can you remember? • 1.Name the raga used • 2.What is this raga associated with? • 3. Name a sitar player • 4.Which instrument plays the drone? • 5.What is a GAT called when it is sung? • 6.Name 3 types of TALA • 7.What type of instrument is a BANSURI? • 8.What is the playing technique called when you slide between notes?