INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Tabla Forum: Close ge

 

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Sergei
Close ge Mar 05, 2002 07:19 a.m.


Hi all,

In the SwarShala system there is a bhajan sample with the following strokes:

Dhin na ge dhin na ge dhin na ge.
the description of this ge is closed ge, I would like to know how to play this stroke.

Best regards.
Sergei

theMonk
Re:Close ge Mar 05, 2002 07:25 p.m.


All i can imagine it being is Ka
steve
Re:Close ge Mar 06, 2002 07:09 a.m.


I think that a close ge is when your index finger does not go back up again but stays in contact with the bayan after the sound is made. I think this is common in the farrukhabad gharana, but i'm not too sure.
ed
Re:Close ge Mar 06, 2002 10:34 a.m.


I think that close ge is a type of modulation of bol ge. I think this bol is applying pressure with the wrist and then striking with 3, 2, or 1 finger of the left hand. The sound is different of the open ge. Open ge is more resonant.
ed
Re:Close ge Mar 06, 2002 10:40 a.m.


when I said 3, 2 or 1 finger I mean with 3 fingers, 2 fingers or only 1 finger, not with the first, second or third finger...

ed (Mar 06, 2002 10:34 a.m.):
I think that close ge is a type of modulation of bol ge. I think this bol is applying pressure with the wrist and then striking with 3, 2, or 1 finger of the left hand. The sound is different of the open ge. Open ge is more resonant.
theMonk
Re:Close ge Mar 06, 2002 07:41 p.m.


I think Ed is right, but my teacher refers to open as Ghe or Ga and closed as Gi or Ge
Warren Ashford
Re:Close ge Mar 09, 2002 11:31 a.m.


Open ghe lets the baya sound in all it's tonality , usually played with fingers 2 and 3 letting the baya head fully resonate.
Closed ge is played by putting pressure on the baya head with the wrist and bottom of the palm or also the base of the thumb , this is usually played with the first finger and gets a much smaller tone.



Sergei (Mar 05, 2002 07:19 a.m.):
Hi all,

In the SwarShala system there is a bhajan sample with the following strokes:

Dhin na ge dhin na ge dhin na ge.
the description of this ge is closed ge, I would like to know how to play this stroke.

Best regards.
Sergei


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