INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Sitar Forum: raaga Bilawal question


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raaga Bilawal question Dec 06, 2003 05:05 p.m.

in raaga bilawal I am being taught with a ma in the aroha:
S G m R G P D N S'

But everywhere I look online there is no ma. Has anyone else learned it this way (i.e. with ma in aroha)? Any strong feelings?

Bilaval Disc Bilaval S GR GP DN S'


Re:raaga Bilawal question Dec 06, 2003 06:56 p.m.

I haven't read this in it's entirety, but it might help.

Re:raaga Bilawal question Dec 06, 2003 10:31 p.m.

thanks Matt,
it is curious, in the body of the article, it is said that:
" G M R G P, P M G R S
This tonal phrase suggests the alpatva nature of the madhyam in the Arohi movement."

But when you listen to the sound clip the aroha is

G R G P D N S'

I am starting to lean away from that m Good read, thanks for the link Matt!


Re:kalakendar sitar on ebay ?! Dec 03, 2003 10:13 p.m.

Thank you for your kind comments.

Every Instrument Dealer has his or her strong points.

Our Sitar 4 is built on the same platform as Sitar 3. Both sitars are of a well seasoned Tun wood. Both sitars are very well made, one is made with a 'Full Gulab Patti' design the second is 'Phoolon Ki Har'. The maker showed me the designs, and we decided to add them in our collection.

The manufacturer of these products, as it is very clear in the workmanship, is Calcutta based.
Personally, I can not make that assessment with Mr. Jacobsen's products, as I have not played his sitar(s).

I guess the best way for you to determine the sound of the instruments is, as said by many members in this forum, visit the dealer.

Gurdip S Khorana

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