Malsiri Raag-Indian Music Theory

Malsiri Raag-Indian Music Theory

Malsiri is the Awodo (5 notes) raag of Kalyan Thaat. Re and Dha are Virgit (not allowed) in this Raag. Now-a-days people usually sing this raag on only three notes that are, Sa, Ga and Pa. But according to Indian Music Theory ( Shaster) no Raag can compose of only three notes therefore two notes Ma and Ne have also been included in this raag because according to principles of Indian Music no Raag can be accepted if it has less then five notes. However stress is certainly given to the above mentioned three notes that are, Sa , Ga, and Pa to show the shade of Malsiri. Less stress is imparted on Ma and Ne.

Wadi note of this Raag is Pa and Sa is the Sumwadi note.

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The harmony and combination of Pa and Ga demonstrate that Raag Malsiri is being played. The time to sing this raag is after the noon till the start of evening. This raag has actually been formed by the combination of Dhanasiri, Dholsiri and Jeeta.

Arohi of malsiri is as under:
Sa-Ne-Pa-Ma-Ga-Sa

Learn how it must be played:
Pa-Pa-Ga-Sa-Sa-Ga-Pa-Ga-Pa-Ma-Ga-Sa.

Pa-Pa-Ne-Sa-Ga-Pa-Ga-Pa-Ga-Sa.

The compositions in Malsiri Raag leave special effect on the listeners. The Melodies in Malsiri touch the heights amusement and the listener is camoflaged in the surrounding of Magical notes.

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This may be noted that in Raag Kamod Arohi must be played from Re to Pa, whereas in Chayanat Amrohi is played form Pa to Re. See below how it is to be played:

Sa-Re-Pa-Ga-Ma-Dha-Pa-Ga-Ma-Pa-Ga-Re-Sa, this is the Taan for Kamod.

Dha-pa-re-re-ga-pa-ma-ga-ma-re-sa is the Taan for Chayanat.

Simple Taans have been mentioned above so that every student may learn it with ease.

Remember the wadi note for kamod is pa whereas the wadi note for Chayanat is Re.

Kamod is the Raag that is played on poorwang (first part of octave) whereas chayanat is played on uttarwang that means (second part of octave).

gaud sarang:

gaud sarang is the sampuran raag (7 notes) of kalyan thaat. The notes are not played in sequence in this Raag therefore it is called vikar raag.

Both Madhams i.e.Ma (F and F sharp) are allowed in this Raag.

This Raag is to be sung in the afternoon. Ne must be played less in this Raag.

In Amrohi Ga is vikar in this Raag Dha is wadi and Ga is sumwadi in Gorsarang.

Suppose if we consider Ga as wadi note for this Raag, then it’s time must be evening not afternoon, according to the principle of Indian music theory.

Some pandits believe it to be the raag of Bilawal Thaat whereas some believe it to be the combination of Nutt, Kidara and Purbi.

The taan of gaud sarang is as follows:-

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

Arohi:

Remember black Ma (F sharp) is not to be used in Arohi.

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

Amrohi:

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

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