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Like most other art forms, it is very difficult to give an all encompassing definition of Hindustani Shastriya Sangeet also known as (North) Indian classical music.

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Cool Raaga, Indian Hindustani classical music, raagas , tutorialsMusic is general and Indian classical and popular music in particular.Tuesday, December 9, 2008Hindustani Shastriya Sangeet (Classical music) basic theoryLike most other art forms, it is very difficult to give an all encompassing definition ofHindustani Shastriya Sangeetalso known as (North) Indian classical music. The south Indian classical music is known asCarnatic Shastriya Sangeet. I am not going to delve into the histroy of the classical music. Rather I will try to write about the musical style and grammar associated with this genre.Now some basic theory about the Hindustani classical. If you are aware about this, you can skip this section.Musical Scale in Hindustani classicalThe smallest interval of tuning system in the hindustani classical is the Sruti. There are 22 srutis per saptak (octave). However in practice Hindustani classical mainly uses 12swaras(notes) grouped in everySaptak(octave). Seven of these are known asShuddha(pure) and five of them are called asVikrit(sharp/flat) making a total of 12 notes per saptak.Those familiar with western music will immediately recognise this as being similar to the solfge.The seven shuddha (pure) notes are:Sa ShadjaRe RishabhGa GandharMa MadhyamPa PanchamDha DhaivatNi NishadThe vikrit notes areKomal Re (flat)Komal Ga (flat)Tivra Ma (sharp)Komal Dha (flat)Komal Ni (flat)Thus in total, we hav

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