Rag Desh Analysis

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Rag Desh - Comparison Table

| Version 1Anoushkha Shankar | Version 2Mhara janam maran | Version 3Wertheimer & Gorn | Structure | There are 3 movements, Alap, Gat 1 and Gat 2. There are 6 sections where changes with instruments or techniques take place. The piece is 10 minutes and 10 seconds long. Concludes with a Tihai. | There are 2 sections, Alap and the Bhajan which is the song. The are only 2 sections where changes with instruments or techniques take place. The piece is 5 minutes and 40 seconds. It is a song with a verse and a chorus. | There are 3 movements, Alap, Gat 1 which has a slow tempo and Gat 2 which has a faster tempo to it. The Alap in this version is played for a longer amount of time than the other two versions. There are 3 sections where changes with instruments or techniques take place.The piece is 13 minutes and 16 seconds. | Melody - use of rag desh - mood, etc. | It seems sad
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This type known as a Bhajan. A devotional song from Rajasthan. Meend, sliding up and down notes eg. on the sarod. in the alap, melody is first played by the sarangi and then the voice. | * Melody played on the bansuri * zither can be heard occasionally, strumming the notes of the rag * Alap introduces the mood of the rag; shows characrtistic phrases and decoration associated with rag desh. …show more content…
Sarangi: bowed, slides Sarod: 2 sets of strings to create a distorted effect, slidesPakhawajCymbals and Tabla: plays a chosen rhythm cycle as well as improvisatory rhythms, the bols define the syllables that are played on the tabla in order to create the tala. | Bansuri - An Indian flute without any keys. This plays the melody of the piece.Esraj - A bowed fretted string instrument played sitting on the floor. It has a number of sympathetic and drone strings.Tambura a long necked plucked lute. Plays the serves as a drone in this piece and plays the notes Sa (C ) and Pa (G), the tonic and dominant.Tabla Small set of two drums. Plays the tala as well as improvisatory rhythms. Original tala pattern played by the tabla. Several tihas are played to show the end of sections.

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