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RAG MIAN KI TODI (A.K.A. MIAKI TODI)

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Ragmala Painting of Rag (Ragini) Todi (Kangra, Pahadi - circa A.D. 1790)

Ragmala Painting of Rag (Ragini) Todi (Kangra, Pahadi - circa A.D. 1790)

Description

Todi, also known as Mian-ki-Todi (Miyan-ki-Thodi), is a very common morning rag.  However, there is a certain disagreement as to its structure.  According to some, all seven notes are used in both the ascending and descending structures; according to this approach, this rag is sampurna - sampurna.  Others suggest that the Pa is absent in the arohana but present in the avarohana; according to this approach this rag is shadav - sampurna.  Here we are presenting the sampurna - sampurna version.  There is also disagreement concerning the vadi and the samvadi.  Some consider the vadi to be Dha while others consider it to be Ma.  Many musicians consider the samvadi to be Ga.

Arohana

Ascending structure for Mian Ki Todi
(general discussion of arohana) - (general discussion of notation)

Avarohana

Descending structure of Mian Ki Todi
(general discussion of avarohana)

Jati

Sampurna - Sampurna (disputed) - (general discussion of jati)

Time

Morning - (general discussion of time and rag)

That

Todi That - (general discussion of that)

Pakad

pakad for Mian Ki Todi
(general discussion of pakad)

Drone

Sa-Pa or Sa-Komal-Dha - (general discussion of drone)

For more information check out "Elementary North Indian Vocal"

 


 

Selected Video

Bismillah Khan sings Miya Ki Todi

 

Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan - Mian Ki Todi, Bihag, interview

 

N. Rajam Violin

 


Pt. Bhimsen Joshi & Ustad Rashid Khan- Miyan ki todi

 

Kartik Kumar - Miyan ki Todi

 

Sanjeev Abhayankar Raag Miyan-ki-todi 1/3

 

Sanjeev Abhayankar Raag Miyan-ki-todi 2/3

 

 

 

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