Indian Classical Ragas on Guitar

Discussion in 'Hindi Guitar Tabs - Submit or Request' started by souman_das, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. souman_das

    souman_das New Member

    hi people,
    i have very interesting thing lined up for you today.
    people are so crazy about western classical,
    what about indian classical?
    believe me this form of music is so rich that it can compete with any form of music in the world.
    i am converting the indian notations to western notations for your ease.
    do try it and if you can sing, then this is the thing that can fine tune your voice range also.

    this is called "Dus That" in Indian Classical Music.
    i am giving it in the scale of C.

    1. Raag Bilawal: C D E F G A B C

    2. Raag Yaman: C D E F# G A B C

    3. Raag Khammaj: C D E F G A Bb C

    4. Raag Kaafi: C D Eb F G A Bb C

    5. Raag Bhairav: C Db E F G Ab B C

    6. Raag Purvi Thaat: C Db E F# G Ab B C

    7. Raag Tori: C Db Eb F# G Ab B C

    8. Raag Marwa: C Db E F# G A B C

    9. Raag Asavari: C D Eb F G Ab Bb C

    10. Raag Bhairavi: C Db Eb F G Ab Bb C

    guys try this,i am sure people who really appreciate good music will appreciate this post.
    this is not a cut-copy-paste job,so if there is any correction or suggestion then please do let me know.

    Souman Das
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  2. simple_guitar

    simple_guitar New Member

    Wao jiger

    Jani do tell me the pattern how to use these
    these Are CHORDS or NOTES?
    actually im a biginer
  3. Evo Guy 911

    Evo Guy 911 Banned

    Well I m not a vocalist, but i can tell this is one hell of a job. Good one man! But u need some basic knowledge of vocals to benefit from them. I'll keep it handy. Reps ur way.
  4. nik_bokacheley

    nik_bokacheley :help: I'm a mad :sadbye:

    Raagaas sounds good.. Thanks.:) Can you some post some tabulator forms ?:grin:

  5. souman_das

    souman_das New Member

    thanks guys,i will surely explain how to use these raga forms for composing a song.

  6. amit82cse

    amit82cse Silent observeR

    Good info.

    A. Thaat Kirvani is missing. Let me complete it for you:
    11. Thaat Kirvani: C D Eb F# G Ab Bb C

    B. What you have written are Thaats and NOT Ragas. I think you know this thats why you have called out at the begining Dus Thaats but while writting you have used the term Raaga and I think thats inappropriate

    Here is little explaination of difference between Thaat and Raaga:

    Each Thaat contains 7 notes from which Ragas are formed. Ragas can have notes from 5 to 7 and have aaroh and avaroh pattern (Ascendng and Descending). Musicians perform ragas and not thaats.

    Names of these thaats happen to be the very names of ragas as well. But a thaat does not have any aesthetic value. So it is never performed. On the other hand, a raga has aesthetic appeal, and is performed by musicians.
  7. souman_das

    souman_das New Member

    hi amit,
    sorry i did not noticed it.
    thanks for pointing it out.

  8. vishal01

    vishal01 New Member

    Yaar could you give a little more do play those ragas. Strum or have to pluck..
  9. vini

    vini Repeat Offender

    it would be very helpful for those learning indian classical here...not for me though :eek::
    but i'd say..thanx a lot for posting
    REPS for u dude!
  10. Hardik

    Hardik .:.:.:BoRn TaLenT:.:.:.

    This is a nice thought to post ragas...good work souman,..and amit too..:)
  11. souman_das

    souman_das New Member

    thanks vini and hardik for your reps and appreciaiton.
    pointing out the thaats is half job done,today i will explain how these thaats can or are used for compositions or by composers.

    i will take the example of "Raina Beeti Jaye" composed in Tori.

  12. bjr

    bjr Lady of the Evening

    This link goes into my favourites. In case anyone is interested, I can try explaining some of these thaats in relation with western scales.
  13. Evo Guy 911

    Evo Guy 911 Banned

    ^^ Bring it on dude! Watcha waiting for?
  14. bjr

    bjr Lady of the Evening

    I was going to try and explain some of the scales with western theory but then I stumbled across this which made my work a lot easier:

    There are ten generally accepted thaats:

    Bilawal (=Ionian mode): S R G m P D N S'
    Khammaj (=Mixolydian mode): S R G m P D n S'
    Kafi (=Dorian mode): S R g m P D n S'
    Asawari (=Aeolian mode): S R g m P d n S'
    Bhairavi (=Phrygian mode): S r g m P d n S'
    Bhairav: S r G m P d N S'
    Kalyan (=Lydian mode): S R G M P D N S'
    Marwa: S r G M P D N S'
    Purvi: S r G M P d N S'
    Todi: S r g M P d N S'

    The ones in brackets are the equivalent western scales.
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  15. Hardik

    Hardik .:.:.:BoRn TaLenT:.:.:.

    Quality work on already in my favs:grin:...Keep up da spirit ppl...:)
  16. mr singh

    mr singh New Member

    gud wrk, reps comin ur way...
    id jus like 2 add, i think raags are derived from thaats...i.e. raags are a subgroup of thaats. :)
  17. surmayee

    surmayee New Member

    Raagas are derived from thaats in the same way melodies are derived from scales in Western music. To learn a raga properly takes a lifetime so don't underestimate the amount of effort and riyaz one has to put in to appreciate this most wonderful of music. Most bollywood songs are based on a raaga or a mix of raagas. Each ragaa has specfic chords and pattern. Once you can recognise different ragas then it becomes a lot more easier to work out the structure of music and chords for a song. If anyone is more intereste dthen let me know....
  18. sann24

    sann24 New Member

    1- thaat bhairav and thaat bhairavi are different from each other? or there's some kinda misspelling?

    2- if thaat kirvani was added to the list, wouldnt tht make it 'gyarah thaat'? xD

    3- are thaat yaman and aiman the same thing? if not, then is there a thaat for aiman too? if yes, what is it?
  19. ngpune

    ngpune New Member

    if i wanna start learnin classical guitar now,what should i start with???.. im playin acoustic since over a year now, n electric since a couple of months..
  20. opn1613

    opn1613 New Member

    best ever seen

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