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Neal
Prettiest composition within a Rag Nov 05, 2003 09:47 a.m.


Thought I would start a new thread as an offshoot of Jerry's Favourite recording thread.What is the prettiest composition / phrasing within a rag that you all like.

I have to agree with Russ. Rasiya's gat is one on the prettiest I have heard (and believe it or not) can play a little at least. Very pretty for western ears looking for a melodious hook.

Neal


I have two favorites from Ravi, Raga Rasiya released also in 1968, and the Panchamse Ghara Dhun from the 1967 Monterrey Pop live album. Both have a very sweet melody to me, and very light in the thumri style.

Amitava
Re:Prettiest composition within a Rag Nov 05, 2003 09:59 a.m.


Hmm once I figure out who I love the most in this universe, I may be mature enough to reply to this one.

A

Jaym
Re:Prettiest composition within a Rag Nov 05, 2003 10:34 a.m.


I agree that Rasiya is very pretty. But there are so many beautiful ragas and the 'prettiest' changes day to day based on your mood, the atmosphere etc...
Jette
Re:Prettiest composition within a Rag Nov 05, 2003 08:19 p.m.


Hi everyone,

Raga (actually a dhun)Mishra Pahadi by Debashish Bhattacharya (guitar). Really folksy.

--- Jette

pb
Re:Prettiest composition within a Rag Nov 05, 2003 10:02 p.m.


There are a couple by RS that really stick in my mind. One in his alap in Raag Jog (from the cd three raagas) and a gat in his Nata Bhairavi. Then of course there is VK's bandish in Hameer that I like.

Pb

Jan
Re:Buckingham now offering Rikhi Ram Nov 07, 2003 08:15 a.m.


Give me a break!

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When i use this link. http://www.rikhiram.com/profile.html i get two different RR logos one on the top of the www site and one in the picture of the Shop in Delhi. When i look at card of Ajay Bishan Dass there is another logo and on top of my sitar there is again a different logo.

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Jan

muruchi
Re:Prettiest composition within a Rag Nov 06, 2003 09:27 p.m.


the gat of sindu kamaj, NB
j.
Re:Prettiest composition within a Rag Nov 06, 2003 10:38 p.m.


I'm right with ya on that N.B. Sindhu Khamaj - it's beautiful! I also like his rendering of Gawoti
Jeff
Re:Prettiest composition within a Rag Nov 07, 2003 01:05 a.m.


Didnt want to start a new thread for this question, so does anyone know what this scale is called?
"S-R-g-M-P-D-n-S"
I got a little bored with Bilaval tonight and just started messing around with this one. Sounds more exotic to my ears.
Jeffrey R King
AJ
Re:Prettiest composition within a Rag Nov 07, 2003 02:15 a.m.


Hey ya Jeff!

I'm pretty sure that's the Kafi thaat......but what all ragas spring from that (and I'll bet there's a bunch of 'em, heheh), you'll have to find a real sitar player for : )

Komal Ga and Ni, right?
Did ya move yer19th fret a half step, by any chance???

See youse!
AJ

Lars
Re:Prettiest composition within a Rag Nov 07, 2003 02:19 a.m.


Jeff, that is 'KAFI' scale/that, another nice one is Asavari which is S-R-g-M-P-d-n-S, if you use, N and G after each komal note then you have a nice Chicago blues scale....
Lars
Jeff
Re:Prettiest composition within a Rag Nov 07, 2003 09:36 a.m.


Hey AJ, No I didnt move the 19th fret. I did "hear" and knew that fret should be moved but I didnt feel like moving it so I was just meending that note when I wanted it. And thanks Larsy, I'll try what you mentioned tonight.
Also,,,,,, I had the brainstorm of looking in my books after I had posted this question and found that its the Kafi scale. I never cease to amaze myself sometimes. I usually have to go through an act of congress to use common sense. But thanks non the less!
Jeffrey R King
AJ
Re:Prettiest composition within a Rag Nov 07, 2003 11:41 a.m.



Jeff (Nov 07, 2003 09:36 a.m.):
I never cease to amaze myself sometimes. I usually have to go through an act of congress to use common sense. But thanks non the less!

Good Lord man, you must be my long lost siamese twin! : )

AJ

K.K.
Re:Prettiest composition within a Rag Nov 07, 2003 12:50 p.m.



AJ (Nov 07, 2003 11:41 a.m.):

Jeff (Nov 07, 2003 09:36 a.m.):
I never cease to amaze myself sometimes. I usually have to go through an act of congress to use common sense. But thanks non the less!

Good Lord man, you must be my long lost siamese twin! : )

AJ


My God...could it be?
Triplets?

Jeff
Re:Prettiest composition within a Rag Nov 07, 2003 02:47 p.m.


I love this forum, always seem to get a good chuckle now and then! Funny guys real funny!
Jeffrey R King
SitarHead
Re:Prettiest composition within a Rag Nov 29, 2003 11:47 p.m.


I think one of the prettiest melodies is the Pakad from the Raag Ananda Bhairav. You should check it out. It's on the West Meets East album with Ravi-ji and Yehudi Menuhin. Alla Rakha plays some amazing Tabla pieces, too.
stefan mirer
Re:Prettiest composition within a Rag Dec 21, 2003 03:35 p.m.


Abhogi Kanada by Sir Ravi Shankar
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