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ra·ga  audio  (räg) KEY 

NOUN:
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.

ETYMOLOGY:
Sanskrit rga, color, musical mode


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