An Indian scale. Are over 200 different ones. Used for different festivals, times of day etc. Is the name given to the main melody. Can have different notes ascending or descending.
Indian rhythm pattern. Most common is 16 beats long.
Repeated background part. Plays throughout the music. Uses Tonic, Dominant, Tonic. Played on Tambura
String instrument that has 21 strings. Has sympathetic resonating strings.
String instrument played like a guitar. Has broad metal fingerboard & no frets
String instrument played with a bow. Continuous legato sound
Like Sitar but plays drone. Only 4 strings
Pumped keyboard instrument. Soubds like an accordion
Pair of drums. The smaller one wooden & larger one metal. Both have black dot in centre. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Joyk_EMtzn0
Opening section. No sense of metre, soloist accompanied by tambura drone. Raga explored
Steady medium tempo with more rhythmic improvistion
Fast tempo with exciting rhythms. Tabla joins in with virtuosic playing from sitar
This is the only written part of an Indian piece