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Shaadava Ragas

A programme featuring a few six-note ragas.

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RJ: Mahadevan

Shaadava Ragas

A programme featuring a few six-note ragas.

Shaadava ragas, or six-note ragas, are not as common or as popular as five-note ragas. Five-note and seven-note scales are seen in many musical systems around the world, but six-note scales do not appear to be the foundation of any major music system. In Carnatic music, too, six-note ragas are not much fewer in number, at least as far as popularity is concerned. This programme features a few six-note ragas in different combination of swaras, including a couple with asymmetric arohana-avarohana combinations.

Songs in this Program