Friday, December 10, 2010

Raga guide 3

King Nanyadeva of Mithila (1097-1147) wrote that the variety of Ragas is infnite, and their individual features are hard to put into words. He wrote : "Just as the sweetness of sugar, treacle and candy cannot be separately described, but must be experienced for oneself."

Subhra Guha - Raga Deshkar (late morning) :  Download

Subhra Guha - Raga Gara (late night) :  Download

Subhra Guha - Raga Gaud Malhar (anytime in rainy season) :  Download

Subhra Guha - Raga Gaud Sarang (early afternoon) :  Download

Subhra Guha - Raga Hameer (early night) :  Download

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1 comment:

Dr Madhav, India said...

Dear Guptaji,
I think you should stick to traditional classification of ragas : morning, afternoon, evening night ragas etc & then take each : ie morning ragas according to Thats : Bhairav, Bilawal etc & further break them.. You can then further simplfy understanding of ragas by playing a film song based on raga, followed by vocal/instrumental as they used to do in Sangit Sarita AIR 30 yrs back.. i used to listen it daily at 7 30 am on MW.

This is only a suggestion so that new listeners unfamiliar with ragas may benefit.
Pl continue your excellent work & enthrall us.
Heartfelt thanks & all the best in LIFE !
Dr. Madhav Deshmukh

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