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The geet may, or may not be considered a distinct style of song.  The word "geet" actually means "song".  However, there is a tendency to use the term for many of the lighter styles which do not fit the rigid classification of the more classical forms.  The geet need not be based upon a rag.  It is usually set to the lighter tals.


Common Instruments Used in the Geet


Other Indian Vocal Forms




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