005 Vocabulary of a Hindustani instrumental performance

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Vocabulary of a Hindustani instrumental performance Raga - a scale, with specific ways of using the notes, like a flexible melody - a raga is often performed in several sections, composed and improvised (below) - each raga has a name and is associated with certain emotions, and a time of the day Tala - a rhythmic cycle to which compositions are set - the tabla acts as the timekeeper, indicating the subdivisions and repetitions - instrumentalist and tabla player take turns soloing within the cycle
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Unformatted text preview: Parts of a performance Alap- Free improvisation without tabla accompaniment Jor- Free improvisation without tabla accompaniment but with a rhythmic pulse Gat- composition consisting of 2 or 3 short sections followed by improvisations- set to a tala cycle, accompanied by tabla Tans, vistar- improvisations based on the gat, within the tala cycle Jhala- fast rhythmic end section of an instrumental performance...
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