Raag Shukla Bilawal-Indian Music Theory

Raag Shukla Bilawal-Indian Music Theory:

raag shukla bilawal indian music theory

Raag Shukla Bilawal is the sumpuran raag of bilawal thaat, this is also known as one of the kinds of raag Bilawal.

Time to sing this raag is in the morning. In this raag wadi sur (note) is Ma and Sumwadi note is Sa.

In Arohi of this raag, Re is weak or we can say it is less used. Because this is the raag of utarwang therefore Amrohi notes provide more soothing musical effects to the ears of the listeners. The harmony of Dha and Ma feels great. So we can say special Taan is originated by the combination of these two notes.

The style of this raag is vikar which means it is not played in sequence therefore at certain point it resembles Gorsarang. Some performers also use komal (flat B) Ne which looks marvellous. Remember this note is to be used as Dev Gadi i.e. note is not allowed in the raag.

Raag Shukla Bilawa 3

Arohi of Shukla Bilawal:

Sa-ga-ma-ma-pa-pa-dha-pa-dha-ne-sa (high octave)

Amrohi of Shukla Bilawal:

Sa (high octave)-ne-dha-pa-dha-ne-dha-pa-ma-ga-re-ma-re-sa (high octave)

Chaal of Shukla Bilawal:

Sa-ga-ma-ma-re-pa-ma-ga-ma-re-pa-ma-ga-re-sa.

Ne (low octave)-sa-ga-ma-re-pa-dha-ma-ma-pa-Dha (high octave)-ne-dha-pa-ma-ma-re-pa-dha-ma-ga-re-sa

sa-ga-ma-pa-ne-(high octave) sa-re-sa-sa,
ma-ma-ma-re-pa-dha-ma-ma-re-pa-ma-ga-re-ga-pa-ma-ga-re-sa

Ma-ga-ma-ne-dha-pa-ma-pa-ma-ma-ga-re-sa-ga-re-sa-ga-ma-ma-ga-ma-pa-ne-high octave sa-re-sa, ne-dha-pa-ma-ma-pa-ga-re-ga-ma-pa-dha-ne-dha-pa-dha-ma-ma-ga-re-pa-re-ga-re-sa

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Raag Nut is the Khado – Awodo Raag of Bilawal Thaat. Ma is the wadi Sur (note) in this Raag and Ma is the note on which the composition in this Raag must finish.

According to some Pandits this is the raag of bhairav which means in this raag of bhairav which means in this raag the songs related to bravery and courage are composed.

Amrohi is played without Dha and Ga whereas all the notes are used in Arohi.

The time to sing this raag is the second part of the night. Some Garanth also describe that Ga must be komal (Black note) in this raag but this is against the customs of music being followed now-a-days.

Some pandits say this raag is a mixture of Chaya and Aliyan.

This is to be noted that stress remains on poorwang in this raag.

In Amrohi Dha and Ga are not allowed therefore it can not be raag bilawal. Because Ma is the wadi note in this raag therefore it separates itself from chaya and Kamode. It also separates itself from shaan kalyan because Sa is wadi sur in Shaan kalyan. Whereas Ma is wadi sur of this raag.

The Chaal of Nut is as follows:-

sa-ma-ga-ma-ma-pa-pa-ma-ga-ma-sa-re-sa.

sa-re-sa-ga-ma-pa-ma-ga-ma-dha-ne-pa-ma-pa-ma-ga-ma-sa-re-sa

pa-ma-ga-ma-pa-ne-sa (high octave)-ne-dha-ne-pa.
(high octave sa-re-ga-ma-re-re-sa-sa)-dha-ne-pa-ma-pa-ma-ga-ma-sa-re-sa.

Pa-dha (low octave)-sa (high octave)-ne-(high octave sa-re-sa-sa-re-ga-ma-re-re-sa-sa)-ne-dha-ne-pa-ma-pa-ma-ga-ma-sa (high octave)-dha-ne-pa-ga-ma-pa-sa-re-sa.

This raag is very unique. Melody and composition in this raag are easy to perform.

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Raag Dev Gadi is the Awodo – Sampuran Raag of Bilawal thaat. This can also be called a type of bilawal raag but it seems to have the style of Kalyan.

Wadi note in Dev Gadi is Sa and Samwadi is Pa. According to one school of thought Dha and Ga are not used in Amrohi. Some times the experienced performers also use black Ma or F sharp notes. There is one quality in Bilawal thaat raags that is Amrohi the shade of Bilawal is always prominent but if black Ma is used frequently in this raag, it becomes Aemni Bilawal.

In Raag Dev Gadi, black ne (komal) is used alongwith Dha then no doubt remains in the construction of Bilawal.

The experienced performer know the secret that the raag that are sung in the night have stress on Arohi whereas the raags that are performed in the day time have stress on the Amrohi notes. So we can say that in the first part of the night the stress is on purwang whereas stress shifts over to utarwang notes when Dawn is near or when morning is approaching.

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Raag Maand also known as mand is the sampuran raag of Bilawal thaat. In this Raag sa, ma and pa are strong notes, they are played with full force. Ne is weak in this Raag. In Arohi Re and Dha are used less. It’s Amrohi is Vikar (not played in sequence).

Some Pandits say it’s Arohi must also be vikar and this is according to the principle of music theory, therefore it is worth considering. Most of the time ma and dha notes are used frequently.

Arohi of Raag Maand:

Sa,Ga,Re-Ma,Ga,Pa-Ma,Dha-Pa,Ne-Dha,Sa.

Amrohi and Chaal:

sa-ga,re-sa,ma,pa-ga-ma, re-ga-re, sa,ma,pa,ne-dha-ma,pa-ga, re-sa, sa-ga,ma-pa-dha-ma,pa-ma-ga-ma-re-sa-re-ga, dha-dha-ne-pa, dha-ma-pa-ga-re-sa-ma-ma-re-ga-re-sa, re-ma, re-ma-pa-pa-dha-pa,ne-dha-pa,sa (high octave)-ne-dha-ma-pa-ga-re-sa.

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Raag Pahadi:

Raag Pahadi is one of the most popular raag in Indian music. Many famous compositions
have been made in Raag Pahadi. It is easy to sing even for a person with little knowledge of music.

raag pahadi indian music theory

Raag Pahadi is the raag of Bilawal thaat. This is the Awodo Raag (5 notes) Ma and Ne are not allowed in this raag.

The main quality of this raag is that it can be sugn anytime.

The lower octave and middle octave notes of this raag when played with fast rhythm, leave amazing musical magic in the mind of the listeners and their
heart beats become faster.

Sa is wadi whereas pa is sumwadi in this raag.

Dha leaves special effect when played in the lower octave. Raag Pahadi also resembles Bhopali at some stage, therefore the experienced performers slightly use Ma so that it’s structure may not sound like Bhopali. In Garanth one pahadi raag has been described in Bahroon thaat but that is not in use now-a-days and is almost a forgotten raag in Bahroon thaat. Notes can freely be used in pahadi raag therefore no special Chaal is being mentioned.

Arohi:

Sa-re-ga-pa-dha-sa(high octave)

Amrohi:

sa (high octave)-dha-pa-ga-re-sa-dha (low octave)

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Raag Deshkar is the raag of Bilawal thaat. This is an awodo (5 notes) raag.

Dha is the wadi note whereas Re is the sumwadi note.

Raag Deshkar indian music theory

Ma and Ne are not allowed in this raag. This is the uttarwang raag, which means stress remains on the second part of the octave.

Raag Deshkar is the morning raag and must be sung in the morning.

Chaal of Deshkar:

Dha-Dha-pa-ga-pa-dha-pa-ga-re-sa-sa-re-ga-pa-dha-dha-ga-pa-dha-dha-pa-dha-dha-ga-pa-dha-dha-pa-ga-re-sa. Sa-dha (low octave)-sa–ga-pa-dha-pa-sa (high octave)-dha-pa-ga-dha-pa-ga-pa-ga-re-sa

Pa-ga-pa-dha-dha-dha-pa-dha-sa (high octave)-dha-pa-dha-re (high octave)-sa (high octave)-dha-pa-ga-re-sa

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Raag Sankra Bharan is the raag of Bilawal Thaat. According to one school of thought it is the Khado (six notes) Raag where Ma is virgit that means Ma is not allowed in this Raag. Some people believe that it is an Awodo Raag (five notes) and Re and Ma are not allowed.

time to sing this raag is Afternoon and early evening. This raag resembles with Raag Bahag.

Some people believe Ga is the wadi note of this raag whereas some are of the opinion that Sa is the the wadi note of this raag. In this raag the utarwang notes look fabulous when played, therefore some believe it’s time to sing is morning.

Now-a-days it is not in practice, if you sing this raag on the pattern of Awodo (5 notes) then it will resemble Malsiri but remember Dha is not played in Malsiri but in Sankra Bharan Dha is imminently used thus to separate it from the above mentioned Raag Malsiri.

Arohi of Raag Sankra Bharan:

Sa-Re-Ga-Pa-Ne-Dha-Sa

Amrohi:

Sa-ne-dha-pa-ga-ne-dha-pa-ga-ne-dha-pa-ga-re-sa

Chaal of Sankara Bharan:

Ne-Sa-pa-ga-sa-ne-sa-pa-ne-sa-ga-sa-ga-pa-ne-ne-pa-ga-pa-ga-pa-ga-sa

sa-ga-pa-ga-pa-ne-pa-ga-pa-ne-dha-pa-ga-pa-ne-ne-ga-pa-ga-sa

sa,ga,pa-ga,sa-ga-pa-sa,ne-pa, ne-ne-ga-pa-ne-dha-pa-sa-ne-dha-pa-ga-pa-ga-sa-pa-pa-sa-sa-ga-pa-ga-sa-sa-ne-pa-ne-dha-sa-ga-ga-ne-ne-dha-pa-ga-pa-ga-sa.

This raag is easy to learn as all the white notes are being used in its formation. Therefore with little effort the students can know the melody of this raag. The composition of this raag is easy to perform.

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The second name of Bilawal thaat is shankra Bharan and Raag Bilawal evolves from this thaat. According to one school of thought ‘Sa’ is the wadi note of Raag Bilawal and according to second school of thought Dha is the wadi note. However these both theories are considered to be appropriate.

Raag Bilawal is Sampuran Raag, in it’s Arohi Ma must not be used frequently but with less stress. This is the warwang raag (which means stress remains on second part of octave). The time to sing this raag is morning therefore it is also called Subha Ka Kalyan (Kalyan of morning). In Bilawal note Ga is weak and this factor isolates it from kalyan. The main difference between these two Raags is that of Ma.

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In this Raag the sangat or the harmony of Dha and Ma looks marvelous in combination. Usually in raag bilawal ma is played as vikar note (note played in sequence).

This is a warwang raag therefore the complete picture reveals in the second part of octave. There are many kinds of Bilawal but we would mention here the prevailing kind and style of bilawal.

Arohi:

Sa-Re-Ga-Ma-Pa-Dha-Ne-Sa

Amrohi:

Sa-Ne-Dha-Pa-Ma-Ga-Re-Sa

The chaal of sud Bilawal is as under:-

Sa-Re-Sa, Ga-Ma-Ga-Re-Sa, Ne-Dha-Ne-Dha-Sa, Sa-Re-Ga, Pa-Dha-Pa-Ma-Ga-Re, Ga-Ma-Ga-Re-Sa.

Sa-Re-Ga-Ma-Pa, Ga-Ma-Re-Ga-Pa, Dha-Dha-Ga-Ma, Dha-Pa-Ga-Ma, Ma-Re, Ga-Ma-Pa, Ne -Ga-Re-Sa

Ne-Ne-Dha-Pa-Dha-Pa, Ne-Dha-Pa,Dha-Ma-Ga-Ma-Pa-Ma-Ga-Ma-Re-Sa-Ga-Ma-Pa-Ma-Ga-Re-Sa.

This raag is very light and can easily be learnt if the students pay attention to the chaal mentioned above.

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