Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hindustani raags and the hands on dafli

I have already talked about tempo and its application in identifying hindustani raags.
I wrote about Pahadi, Bhairavi and also Kirwani. These are important raags of filmy composers.
I wrote about my interest in learning Raag Maand. But it remained a mirage in the desert. A thirst that never was. A thirst quenched by the beauty of the mirage.
Raag Bhairavi is jumping and crossing a puddle of water by stepping on a rock in the middle and coming back again to the starting point. It is Maa Parvati.
Raag Pahadi is the mountains formed by tempo. Up and down, up and down.
Raag Kirwani is a composer's raag. The desire to reach double as early as possible.