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The music of North India is mesmerising, and shrouded in tradition and culture. There, raga is the art of life - it is the music of the mind. The tracks in this album focus on three instruments - the tabla, the alap and the voice - all central to the existence of Raga. Each instrument is broken down into the individual sounds that make up the intricate compositions. Performances on all three complete this introduction to the fascinating sound of Raga. This material is drawn from The Open University course AA317, Words and music.

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The music of North India is mesmerising, and shrouded in tradition and culture. There, raga is the art of life - it is the music of the mind. The tracks in this album focus on three instruments - the tabla, the alap and the voice - all central to the existence of Raga. Each instrument is broken down into the individual sounds that make up the intricate compositions. Performances on all three complete this introduction to the fascinating sound of Raga. This material is drawn from The Open University course AA317, Words and music.

    Indian Raga Music

    Indian Raga Music

    A short introduction to this album

    • 52 sec
    Transcript -- Indian Raga Music

    Transcript -- Indian Raga Music

    A short introduction to this album

    • video
    Tabla Performance

    Tabla Performance

    Musicians Shubhasis and Debashish Bhattacharjee perform traditional Indian music, using the Tabla and Alap.

    • 1 min
    • video
    The Tabla

    The Tabla

    Musician Shubhasis Bhattacharjee describes the Tabla, and how it is played.

    • 4 min
    Transcript -- The Tabla

    Transcript -- The Tabla

    Musician Shubhasis Bhattacharjee describes the Tabla, and how it is played.

    • video
    Tabla Solo

    Tabla Solo

    Shubhasis Bhattacharjee shows how compositions are put together using the Tabla and his voice.

    • 3 min

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