Listening Assignment RAG MEGH-2

Listening Assignment RAG MEGH-2 - chhota khyal than during...

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Mush107 Listening Project 1: Khyal, Rag Megh Name: Annya Valderrama Section: 52 Listen to parts 1 and 2 of the recording featuring Salamat and Nazakat Ali Khan singing “Rag Megh” (both on Blackboard, total 25:47) and answer the following questions. 1. How long (in minutes and seconds) is the alap ? (When does the bada khyal or great khyal begin)? 1:32 seconds 2. The bada khyal is performed in an exceedingly slow 14-beat tala. How many cycles of this tala are in the bada khyal? 19 cycles 3. Write a sentence (or two) describing what the sarangi player is doing behind the singers during the bada khyal. Be as specific as possible. The sarangi player is playing off the singer's melody line. 4. When (in minutes and seconds) do the singers sing the second khyal (or chhota khyal )? If you’re not sure, take an educated guess and write a sentence or two to explain your answer. (remember, the tempo is faster during the
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Unformatted text preview: chhota khyal than during the bada khyal ). 6:41 5. After the singers sing the chhota khyal they sing a tarana (in a similar tempo as the chhota khyal but you should be able to hear the new melody if you listen carefully). When (in minutes and seconds) do they begin the tarana ? If youre not sure guess and write a sentence explaining your answer. They begin the tarana @ 10:06 on the second file, where the performer shifted its melody to a different tenor. 6. Do you have any additional thoughts that you wish to share about this music? The terms can be explained that the raag is a tonal complex. As a listener, one must listen to several pieces of raag in order to recognize the raag. Each raag is presented differently depending upon the artists. Indian Classical Music can only be learned properly by listening and repetition....
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course MUS 107 taught by Professor Reynolds during the Fall '11 term at CUNY Hunter.

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