Raga vs. Alap

Raga vs. Alap — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Raga and Alap

Raganoun

A traditional melodic type in Hindu music, consisting of a theme that expresses an aspect of religious feeling and sets forth a tonal system on which variations are improvised within a prescribed framework of typical progressions, melodic formulas, and rhythmic patterns.

Alapnoun

(music) The opening, improvised section of a Classical raga performance, before the formal recitation.

Raganoun

(music genre) Any of various melodic forms used in Indian classical music, or a piece of music composed in such a form.

Raganoun

Passion, love, lust.

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