Quote Originally Posted by vj_ali View Post
hi boss i am new on raags . i just want to know 1 thing that u mentioned above
Chalanata.............night......................1 b3 3 4 5 b7 7 1-1 7 b7 5 4 3 b3 1...3rd

Madhyamavati.....noon........................1 2 4 5 b7 1-1 b7 5 4 2 1.............2nd/4th
tell me that what is b3 after 1 and in the last is it string number 3rd and 2nd/4th?
b3, b7 etc are flat 3rd, flat 7th etc. On a guitar (or other western instrument), the notes of the Major scale are taken as 1234567 and then again 1 (the octave). Notes that are not in the major scale but can be played on the instrument are named by the nearest highest tone. For example b3 lies below 3 (and above 2). If you take 1 as C, and make the C Major scale, the notes will simply be CDEFGABC. C is 1, D is 2 etc. 7 here is B, for instance, so b7 would be B flat (A#). On a guitar, it would be one fret below B (towards the nut from B, on the same string).

The 'ahmsa' seems to be what is usually called 'Samvadi' in Hindustani music. It's the defining note of a raga, which is used as a sort of base from which you improvise and keep returning to it.
The 2/4 in Raga Madhyamavati, maybe both the 2 and 4 can be used as Samvaadis. Not sure.

This is a beaut thread, just what I was looking for (minus the argument. Harini seemed to have a superior attitude all those years ago, hope she's mellower now.) Good to see classical music being discussed online since all these years.