INDIA: 1. What 3 elements are essential to Indian classical music performance? 2. What is pitch bending ornamentation? What makes it possible on certain instruments? 3. What is the function of the tempura player? 4. Describe the construction of the sarod, and how is it played? 5. Describe sympathetic vibration. 6. study terms: Sitar, Sarod, Sarangi, Drone, Tampura, Tabla, Bansri 7. Compare the western notion of mode with Raga. What qualities of raga go beyond the traditional ideas of scale? 8. What are your thoughts on the melakurta, and that scale system? Do you agree with Indian musicians that they are simplifications, or are the helpful for classification? 9. How is ornamentation in Indian music used? How does it compare to ornamentation in western music? 10. How do you feel about the raga based system of improvisation? Is it freeing, or limiting? 11. What are the performance resources in Raga Khamaj? 12. What are raga and how do they relate to music?
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