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(in Indian music) the improvised section of a raga, forming a prologue to the formal expression.‘Like in other Indian classical forms, the alaap is the entry point to the raga.’
- ‘During the alap (slow introductory movement) of ‘Shuddha Sarang,’ she displays a delightfully elaborate style, filled with entrancing slides and whining drones.’
- ‘This gliding technique allows him to play alap, the slow improvised invocation of a raga.’
- ‘First, they outlined the raga in alap and they followed it up with compositions.’
- ‘After watching the recital, marked by an austere alaap and complex rhythmic patterns, students asked several questions.’
From Hindi alāp.
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