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Question 1: A lighter form of Dhrupad, called Dhamar, is sung primarily during the festival of ________.
HoliDiwaliMakar SankrantiDurga Puja

Question 2: Other forms include Dhamar, Trivat, Chaiti, Kajari, Tappa, Tap-Khayal, Ashtapadis, Thumri, Dadra, Ghazal and ________.

Question 3: Another ________ form, Tarana are medium-to-fast paced songs that are used to convey a mood of elation and are usually performed towards the end of a concert.
Vocal pedagogySingingVocal rangeHuman voice

Question 4: Meanwhile the ________ and Sufi traditions continued to develop, and interact with the different gharanas and groups.
Bhagavad GitaSamadhiBhaktiJnana yoga

Question 5: The bansuri (bamboo flute), shehnai and ________ are important wind instruments.

Question 6: In the 13th century, Sharngadeva composed the ________, which has names such as the turushka todi (Turkish todi), revealing an influx of ideas from the Islamic influx.
Sangita RatnakaraHindustani classical musicCarnatic musicRaga

Question 7: With the expulsion of Wajid Ali Shah to Calcutta after 1857, the Lucknavi musical tradition came to influence the music of renaissance ________, giving rise to the tradition of Ragpradhan gan around the turn of the century.
West BengalBengalIndiaBangladesh

Question 8: While the initial generations may have been rooted in cultural traditions outside India, they gradually adopted many aspects from their kingdoms which retained the traditional ________ culture.

Question 9: Dattilam categorizes melodic structure into 18 groups called jati, which are the fundamental melodic structures similar to the ________.
RagaKalyani (raga)KambhojiCarnatic music

Question 10: At the royal house of ________, Raja Mansingh Tomar (1486-1516 AD) also participated in the shift from Sanskrit to the local idiom (Hindi) as the language for classical songs.
GwaliorIndoreHyderabad, IndiaDelhi


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