RAAG PAHADI TUTORIAL-Indian Classical Music

RAAG PAHADI TUTORIAL-Indian Classical Music:

This is a tutorial about “raag pahadi”. We will also discuss Raag Pahadi notes below.

RAAG PAHADI TUTORIAL-Indian Classical Music

It is believed that the origin of raag pahadi is Kashmir, kashmir is a land of mountains, so
perhaps this name has been taken keeping in mind the land of mountains and valleys. This raag
has been taken from Balawal thatt, its Arohi is (Sa Re Ga Pa Dha), and its Amrohi is
(Sa ne dha pa ma ga re sa), so you must have noticed that in Arohi there are only five notes
whereas in Amrohi there are all seven notes but it must be kept in mind that while taking
Amrohi we will slightly touch the notes (ne and ma) which means we will not stay longer
on these two notes. It’s wadi note is Pa, well you all must be knowing what is meant by wadi
note, the wadi note is the one which is used the most in this raag, its samwadi note(which
is used slightly less than the wadi note) is (sa). Its anowadi note (which means its is used
slightly less than the samwadi note) is (ga), while the amwadi (which is used the least or
not used altogether are (ne or ma). Many bollywood hit songs have been composed in the raag,
so I feel if the student can practice its Arohi and Amrohi perfectly then he would be able to play many
songs based on this raag. Its my suggestion to all that instead of only following the staff
notation (which is also important for the musicians) we must try to find the root of the
composition, that will certainly help in enhancing your musical knowledge about Indian
classical music. Mostly in this raag the note ma or F sharp is considered as the C note or
Sa note. I would suggest that this raag must be practiced in all three octaves to get the
more pleasant effect of the raag. There is one very famous song based on this raag which has
been sung by great singer Mohammad Rafi sahib (Chowdawin ka chand ho ya aftab ho). The
other famous hit song composed by great composer Naushad for film Dulari is (Suhani Raat
dhal chuki na jane tum kab aao gay) and another famous hit song (Chal ud ja re panchi) is
also based on this raag. One very old hit song (Agay bhe jane na tu pechay be jane na tu)
is based on this raag. So to get the exact and correct knowledge of this raag, the above
mentioned songs must be practiced and the formation of notes should be remembered.

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Raag Nut bhairav-Indian Music Theory

Raag Nut bhairav-Indian Music Theory

Raag Nut bhairav indian music theory

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:-



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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