Raag Kedar Notes and Notation-Indian Music Theory
Kedara (actual name of kedar):
Kedara is one of the Raags found in Kalyan Thatt. Some Indian Ustads (teachers) have also mentioned it in Bilawal Thatt. Both Madham notes (F notes) are allowed to be played in this Raag but Black F note is used very occasionally in Kedara, however while Ma (F note) is the wadi note of Kedara Raag. It is very prominent in this Raag and used numerous times while playing Kedara.
Some Pandits (Hindu Holy Priests) leave Re (D note) and Ga (E note) while playing up in Poorwang and leave Nee (B) and Dha (A) note whole playing downwards (utarwaang) Arohi and Amrohi of Kedara is as follows:
Sa-ma-pa-dha-sa (means note c of higher octave)
Raag Hindol is the Awdo (5 notes) raag of kalyan thatt. It has 5 notes. Note Re (D) and Pa (G) are exempted. It’s time to sing is morning. According to some teachers its wadi (main) note is Dha (A) whereas some believe that Ga (Note E) is the wadi note of this Raag. So most of the Pandits believe the Dha (A) is the wadi note of this Raag. According to some Pandits the note ne (B) must not be played while playing up but they believe that the note ne (B) can be played in Amrohi (while playing down).
This Raag has become quite controversial as some experts have written it in Bahron Thaat and some have written it in Asawari Thaat.
A simple arohi amrohi is being mentioned as under for the students:
sa-ga-ma-dha-nee-dha-sa (upper octave).
This raag is very light and easy to sing in it’s composition.
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