I understand that the Indian notation scale is 7 notes. I would like to know how they correspond to the western notation scale, how many whole and half notes. I would eventually like to learn to sing and write music in the Indian note scale. I am quite ignorant of all types of indian music at this stage but I love the sound of it.
The the scale its the same as western. 12 tones total, 7 in the major scale and its modes. Indian is 7 notes per that. In some ragas I hear there is 1/4 steps between a note and its sharp or flat, but Im not Indian musician. Also you should be warned, thats arent ragas, ragas do not have to contain 7 tones.