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The Blog is a one Stop Guide for all you wanted to know about Music.
History of Music, Classification, Genres, Styles, Bands, Musical
Instruments, Artists, Traditions, Ornamentation, Production,
Composition, Notation, Improvisation,Best Videos, Events and much more!
It's been a very long time since my last post on this Blog, as I was collating some fantastic information about music which I will be sharing in the following posts.
In this post I will only introduce the term "Raga, Raag, or Ragam" as it is and what they mean.
A Raga , Raag or Ragam, literally means "coloring, tingeing, dyeing".
The term also refers to a concept close to melodic mode in Indian
classical music.Raga is a remarkable and central feature of classical
Indian music tradition, but has no direct translation to concepts in the
classical European music tradition. Each raga is an array of melodic
structures with musical motifs, considered in the Indian tradition to have the ability to "color the mind" and affect the emotions of the audience.
A raga consists of at least five notes, and each raga provides the
musician with a musical framework.The specific notes within a raga can
be reordered and improvised by the musician, but a specific raga is
either ascending or descending. Each raga has an emotional significance
and symbolic associations such as with season, time and mood.The raga is
considered a means in Indian musical tradition to evoke certain
feelings in an audience. Hundreds of raga are recognized in the
classical Indian tradition, of which about 30 are common.Each raga,
state Dorothea E. Hast and others, has its "own unique melodic
There are two main classical Indian music traditions, North Indian (Hindustani) and South Indian (Carnatic), and the concept of raga is shared by both. Raga are also found in Sikh traditions such as in Guru Granth Sahib, the primary scripture of Sikhism. Similarly it is a part of the qawwali tradition found in Sufi Islamic communities of South Asia. Some popular Indian film songs and ghazals use rāgas in their compositions.
In this post I have only given a very brief introduction, and an idea of Ragas. There are different Ragas for each time of the day, and here is a wonderful chart which depicts the same.
In my subsequent posts I will be mentioning more about the History, Significance, Descriptions, Symbolism of each tradition and their Schools or Gurukuls and even "Gharanas".
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