Know Your Raga - Your complete guide to Indian Classical Music
Know Your Raga - Your complete guide to Indian Classical Music

Raga Gyan

This section helps you understand the concepts underlying Hindustani classical music. The following articles take you through the basics so that you can appreciate Indian classical music in a better way.

Introduction to Indian Classical Music

Indian classical music is a tradition nearly three thousand years old, the basis of which can be traced to the holy scriptures of the Hindus, the Vedas.

Swara-s and Saptak

Swara-s mean musical notes and saptak means a group of seven notes. This article discusses the basic scale used in Indian classical music and its comparison with Western music.

What is a Rãga?

The raga is the basis of melody in both forms of Indian classical music. It is a complex and abstract concept, yet it comes naturally to a lot of people and they are able to recognize raga-s by listening.

Introduction to Tãla

The term tala literally means rhythm and rhythm is an integral part of any form of music. In Indian classical music, the tala can be quite intricate and complex.