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The alap is the opening section of a typical North Indian classical performance. It is unmetered, improvised (within the raga) and unaccompanied (except for the drone), and started at a slow tempo. In instrumental performance and singing, this part receives heavy emphasis and can last for more than an hour; in the more popular modern vocal style of , generally less so. Instead of wholly free improvisation, many musicians perform alap schematically, for example by way of read more

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