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RAG BHIMPALASI

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Description

Bhimpalasi (a.k.a., Bhimpilasi or Bheempalasi) is a rag which is very much associated with a hot Indian afternoon.  It has five notes ascending and seven notes descending.  There are many film songs in rag Bhimpalasi.

Bhimpalasi is derived from Kafi that.  This that is very crowded with numerous similar rags, so it is very important to pay attention to their pakads, otherwise one may inadvertently impinge upon them, and thus spoil the performance.

Arohana

Dscending structure for Bhimpalasi
(general discussion of arohana) - (general discussion of notation)

Avarohana

Descending structure of Bhimpalasi
(general discussion of avarohana)

Jati

Audav - Sampurna - (general discussion of jati)

Vadi

Ma - (general discussion of vadi)

Samvadi

Sa - (general discussion of samvadi)

Time

Afternoon - (general discussion of time and rag)

That

Kafi That - (general discussion of that)

Drone

Sa - Pa - (general discussion of drone)

 


 

Selected Video

Sitar Practice - Bhimpalasi Fast Tintal

 

Sitar Pracitice - Bhimpalasi in Rupak taal

 

Raag Bhimpalasi- Indian Violin- Raginder Singh

 

Raga Bhimpalasi Thaat Kafi and its song "Tu hai phool mere"

 


CHAURASIA at theatre de la ville

 

Nikhil Banerjee - Bhimpalasi - Alap

 

 

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