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Awesome Melodies And Tunes That line  Up All The Way To The Stars

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Unless they have a good understanding, of music, the vast majority of people do not fully appreciate the intricacies of music and the significance of  various notes and chords.  In general people wish to enjoy something which is fairly easy to  appreciate. The music of Garba and Raas is folk music, which is popular with the masses and gives them a musical style and form which they find pleasant and which is easy to assimilate and emulate

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songs

The songs and tunes to which the Garba and Raas dances takes place, are also known as Garba or Garbis. These are each about twenty to thirty minutes long not just a few minutes, as is the case with a lot of other dancing tunes.

The length of the Garba is tailored so that the tune  has a mellow beginning, a sumptuous middle and a rapturous ending. Enough time is taken over  the music to allow the dancers to be well immersed in a symphony of spinning splendour

ready for the melodies

themes

Garba and Raas  compositions have been handed down over the generations and their words and themes range from the devotional and spiritual, to social and domestic concerns. There are compositions in praise and worship of the Mother Goddesses and there are loving symphonies and refrains on the dalliance of Krsna with Radha and the Gopis.

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lyrics

The songs are almost always composed in the Gujarati language. The compositions of Garba cover a wide spectrum of life and its loves and longings, its weaknesses and woes; in loving words, teasing lyrics and cheeky asides

The clapping with the hands and the clicking of the dandiyas resonate all over the dance floor and often little accompaniment is needed other than a drummer with a two headed drum known as  a Naal, to keep the beat and rhythm. The traditional instruments used by the performers are most commonly a Naal or other drum,  the shehnai or flute and a harmonium

musical beauty

recorded

Garba does not need very elaborate instrumentation, however in modern times many forms of electronic  and percussion instruments are used. Garba can also be performed to prerecorded music and it is much better to dance to recorded music, if the musicians or singers available are not very accomplished

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performances

Maa Taro Garbo Jhakamjhod , Patan Thi Patola, and Maa Pava Te Gadh Thi  are some of the popular Garbas performed in praise of the Divine Mother Goddesses.
Tara Vina Shyam Mune, Tari Banki Re Paghladi Nu and Aaj No Chandaliyo  are some of the Raas compositions played in love of  Krsna and his enchanting activities. There are several   examples of popular garba and raas and performances s
Ah Music A Magic Far Beyond All We Do Here
J K Rowling

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ah music, a magic far all beyond all we do here

r k. rowling

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