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?