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  Raga - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Raga (rāg /राग (Hindi), raga (Anglicised from rāgaḥ/रागः (Sanskrit)) or rāgam /ராகம் (Tamil)) are the melodic modes used in Indian classical music.
Ragas that have five swaras are called audava (औडव) ragas; those with six, shaadava (षाडव); and with seven, sampoorna (संपूर्ण) (Sanskrit for 'complete').
Janya ragas are derived from the Janaka ragas using a combination of the swarams in the parent raga.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Raga   (1255 words)

 The Raga Guide - Introduction
In other words, ragas have a particular scale and specific melodic movements; their characteristic 'sound' should bring delight and be pleasing to the ear (or the "minds of men," as Matanga puts it elsewhere).
As well as the fixed scale, there are features particular to each raga such as the order and hierarchy of its tones, their manner of intonation and ornamentation, their relative strength and duration, and specific approach.
It is an open-ended concept in which the association of a particular raga with a specific emotional state, a season or time of day, though intangible, is as relevant as its melodic structure.
www.wyastone.co.uk /nrl/world/raga/intro1.html   (560 words)

 raaga.net: Raga's Carnatic Music Page:An introduction to Carnatic Music
Raga alapana is the presentation of pharases admissible in the raga in such a manner as to bring out its distictive characteristics.
A Janya raga is said to be derived from a janaka raga.
Note that a raga with only four notes in aarohana or avarohana is not considered since atleast five swaras are required to give an individuality to the raga.
raaga.net   (1685 words)

 Tata Group | Media releases | Titan presents 'Raga' — choices for today's woman
The Raga store represents an integral part of a woman's life — where she can take her time to be herself and has the freedom to make her own choices.
Speaking at the Raga store opening, Aditi Govitrikar said, "Today's woman is a perfect blend of traditions and modernity and she does not feel shy to express her femininity.
Commenting on the new Raga store, Ruchira Bhatia, brand manager — Raga, said, "Today's woman has to be extremely talented at balancing various roles in the course of her daily life.
www.tata.com /titan/releases/20050721.htm   (522 words)

 raga and eastern influences in guitar music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Where John Fahey founded the solo guitar string movement, and Leo Kottke made it popular, it was Basho's vision and technique that leaded to the "impressionistic guitar school" that evolved on its own to the New Age guitar movement.
His goal was to develop something inside a modal raga structure with rhythmic developments, creating a new blend of new music.
The first ever pop example of an Indian influence came actually from The Seventh Sons who recorded in 1964 their album “raga”, a true open tuning hippie excursion, which was released on the right moment, on ESP, in 1968.
psychevanhetfolk.homestead.com /RAGAGUITAR.html   (2760 words)

 Roots of Appalachia|Home
RAGA also educates the public so they understand the value of growing these threatened herbs.
RAGA actively seeks to change this type of thinking through education on many different levels.
RAGA is made up of growers with a broad range of experience with herbs.
www.rootsofappalachia.org   (244 words)

 Indian musical instruments - House of Raga specializes in Ethnic and World Instruments
House of Raga is a one of a kind organization in North America committed to providing quality ethnic musical instruments internationally to those with a passion for music.
House of Raga is rooted in a family business, which has been active for over 115 years.
House of Raga is located at 462 McNicoll Ave., Toronto, ON Canada M2H 2E1 and can be reached via e-mail at sales@houseofraga.com or by phone at 416-499-6122 or toll free 1-877-817-RAGA (7242).
www.houseofraga.com   (218 words)

 Fundamentals of the Indian Rag (Raga)
The Hindi/Urdu word "rag" is derived from the Sanskrit "raga" which means "colour, or passion" (Apte 1987).
Ragas Bilaskhani Todi and Brindabani Sarang by Amjad Ali Khan
Ragas By Ali Akbar Khan and Ravi Shankar
chandrakantha.com /articles/indian_music/raga.html   (520 words)

 Raga Shree: Close Encounters
Raga Shree of the Carnatic paddhati is an altogether different bloke although there exists a curious relationship: a simple flip-flop of the swaras of the Carnatic Shree from or to their vikrita forms yields an approximate contour of the Hindustani Shree.
Knowing a Raga involves investigation of its 'biochemistry', the position of all the swaras employed, their interrelationships and the prayogas.
To get the rAga's gestalt it is recommended that you allow some of its key tonal movements to ricochet in the walls of your mind for at least a week or so.
www.sawf.org /newedit/edit01222001/musicarts.asp   (2043 words)

Raga is an ActiveX control for generating and recording audio signals using a standard PC sound card.
Raga can generate sinusoidal, rectangular, triangular, multi tone, white and pink noise signals as well as arbitrary waveform signals and signals stored in wav-files.
Raga's triggerable recorder can record up to 16 channels simultaneously and saves data to disk or memory.
www.wilhelm-kurz-software.de /raga/raga.htm   (156 words)

 Reflections on Raga Hameer
Raga Hameer belongs to the class of the grand, basic rAgas and is known to project a vigorous, dramatic mien.
Raga Hameer is nominally assigned to the Kalyan thAT and employs all the shuddha swaras plus the teevra madhyam.
By "abstract" we mean that it is not a scalar rAga, amenable to constitution with elemental Aroha-avarohi phrases, that there is more to it than a chaining together and summing up a group of linear tonal clusters.
www.sawf.org /newedit/edit04172000/musicarts.asp   (1713 words)

 newsrack blog
The short article was still a memorable one: Kilgore's spokesman said that as RAGA chairman, the AG's phone calls soliciting donations for the Republican fundraising group are "part of the job description." Call this the "of course he's fundraising" response.
The fundraising was coordinated by the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA); the documents provide details for the years from 1999 to 2001.
RAGA was founded by [Alabama Attorney General William] Pryor and the Republican National Committee with the explicit aim of soliciting funds from the firearms, tobacco and paint industries and other industries facing state lawsuits over cancer deaths, lead poisoning, gunshots and consumer complaints, according to statements by Pryor and other officials.
pages.prodigy.net /thomasn528/blog/2003_07_13_newsarcv.html   (3603 words)

 RAGA HOME PAGE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
We tested RAGA on a range of testcases made from Ribosomal RNA sequences extracted from the Ribosomal Small Subunit Database.
In the worst case, PRAGA is as fast as a single RAGA process with an overall population of the same size as the total population of the RAGA processes in the parallell version.
The module itself PGA is compatible with SAGA and will be supported to remain compatible with RAGA and any new GA based on SAGA, that we may develop in the future.
igs-server.cnrs-mrs.fr /~cnotred/Projects_home_page/raga_home_page.html   (351 words)

 Raga Today - Bhupalam
Ga^ Pa and Dha are the jiva svaras of this janya raga.
The svaras taken by this raga are Shadja^ Sudha Ri^ Sadharana Ga^ Pa and Sudha Dha.
A deshya raga having tristhayi snchna^ Ga and Dha are rendered as dirgha svaras.
www.indiamusicinfo.com /raga_today/bhupalam.html   (211 words)

 The Raga Guide
The raga's ascending and descending sequences are given in staff notation (C is the nominal tonic throughout), with superscript sargam notation in the Roman alphabet.
This parallels the variation between different versions of particular ragas, and is an example of the difficulty involved in assigning "definitive" status to particular aspects of Hindustani repertoire.
The Raga Guide is a musicological reference work designed for that near-mythological creature, the "educated layperson." Professional Hindustani performers don't use reference books, relying instead on traditionally formed musical memory to resolve nomenclatural or taxonomical problems.
www.rootsworld.com /reviews/raga99.html   (1514 words)

 Sitar Player Maestro Ashwin Batish's Sitar Power - raga rock, raga jazz, indo rock, ethnopop, east west fusion sitar
The compositions are based upon traditional ragas, and are made unique by the interaction between the sitar and the guitar - a mixture that is not commonly experimented with in India.
As the lead string is bowed to the notes of the raga, these sympathetic strings reverberate automatically producing a deep, lush, and dreamy sound.
Most of the songs are in in the Raga Lakshan Geet form - which means that the words of each song also teach the pertinent details of its raga.
www.batish.com /ashwin   (3033 words)

 the Raga - music scales in Indian classical music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The raga could be described as a mode, i.e.
But Indian modes are not equally tempered like Western modes, they are true scales, where the natural and flattened notes are not at the same pitch in different ragas.
The raga is also meant to create a mood for the listener : those modes are moody ones.
makar-records.com /siteus/rag.html   (170 words)

 Zia Mohiuddin Dagar : Raga Yaman/Raga Shuddha Todi - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
Zia Mohiuddin Daga, who died soon after recording this two-disc set, was a master of the rudra vina, a large sitar-like instrument which he had modified to produce a more mellow timbre.
The "Alap" (a slow, non-metrical introduction) to the Raga Yaman is over 40 minutes.
The Raga Shuddha Todi on the second disc follows largely the same pattern.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/store/artist/album/0,,970191,00.html   (247 words)

 Raga Today - Gaula
This is an audava vakra shadava dhaivata varjya raga.
This raga is ideal and highly suitable for madhyama kala singing of alapanas and tanas.
Gaula raga is suitable for singing at the commencement of a concert.
www.indiamusicinfo.com /raga_today/gaula.html   (134 words)

 Suraj's Journal
I thought its not of much use because my way of "guessing" sanskrit/telugu/$non_english_language with englishified-spellings is quite different from that of Promise Rani and I usually end up trying several times before I arrive at the same spelling as that of her ;/ Soundex/etc.,.
This time, the index does seem to be better than the previous one that is being used in the older raga search interface.
Now, thankfully, Karnatik.com's raga search only uses my raga search as a 'partner' service and does not do the searching on its own because of the simple fact that geocities does not let you run server side stuff (basically, I asked her to paste some 'frames' HTML code and she did.
sunson.livejournal.com /tag/raga   (1443 words)

 Raga 216 Booklet Texts & Credits
Even a casual visit to the institution anytime during its work hours is enough to convince one of the kind of work in progress there - teaching, research and documentation, in addition to providing for courses leading up to diploma and post-graduate levels on the basis of a competitive curriculum formulated by Panditji himself.
To facilitate his own method of teaching, Nikhilbabu wrote a definitive book, Fundamentals of Raga and Tala with a New System of Notation, for use in his institution.
The idea was to prepare the ground for future performers, who would emerge from scholastic education courses into worthy propagators of guru-shishya parampara.
www.raga.com /cds/216/216txt.html   (994 words)

 Pryor, Cornyn Must Disclose Stealth RAGA Donors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is past time for RAGA to disclose four years’ worth of its contributions and expenditures.
The explicit mission of RAGA’s founders (including ex-Texas Attorney General John Cornyn who now champions Pryor on the Senate Judiciary Committee) is to raise money to elect conservative Republican attorneys general who will resist using their offices to file industry-wide lawsuits like the one against the tobacco industry.
The confirmation proceedings of RAGA’s founder should be postponed as long as it takes for RAGA to open its books.
www.tpj.org /press_releases/ragadisclose.html   (398 words)

 The Hub :: View topic - Raga Appreciation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This raga relies heavily ont he gamakas and cannot be sung with out gamakas.
This raga being a ranjakatva raga is generally rendered in a very slow pace.stay on each and every swara and deliver gamaka and move.
It is a jan ya raga of the 16th Melakartha Chakravagam.
forumhub.mayyam.com /hub/viewtopic.php?p=201263   (1302 words)

 The Hub :: View topic - Raga Appreciation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A sampoorna raga is the one with all 7 swaras.
Kambodhi is a Moorchanakara Raga, that is, it admits graha bedham.
It might be because this raga gives excellent scope for long and big compositions and thus the present/recent past composers are scared to compose one in this raga.
forumhub.mayyam.com /hub/viewtopic.php?p=166498   (1568 words)

 Amazon.ca: A Morning Raga/An Evening Raga: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
To enjoy Ravi Shankar's music all one has to do is close your eyes and listen (not as a background music, we have other kinds of music for that purpose), the music takes us on a beautiful journey which takes us to a place we've never been before.
The first thirteen minutes of "Raga Nala Bhairav" float through the air in a haze of unaccompanied echoing strings, building layer on layer as the older ones fade.
It's passages like this that probably demonstrate Shankar's graceful touch the most, although nothing is lost once the percussion joins in for the rest of the album.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/B000055Y53   (718 words)

 Ranjani, for the discerning listener......
The database can be searched by name of raga (or number, for melakarta ragas).
You can also search for the Janya ragas of a given melakarta (by name or number).
Finally, you may also search for ragas by their aarohana and avarohana kramam.
www.sriranjani.com /jsp/ragasearch.jsp   (126 words)

 The Raga Guide - Sample pages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
To give a better idea of the intent and scope of the Raga Guide, we have included several sections from the Introduction of the Guide plus the full analyses of four Ragas as web pages.
The Raga Guide is an introduction to the vast topic of Hindustani ragas, the melodic basis for the classical music of northern India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh.
Of the hundreds of ragas that exist, the guide surveys seventy-four of the most performed and well-established ones, with specially commissioned recordings by Hariprasad Chaurasia (flute), Buddhadev DasGupta (sarod), Shruti Sadolikar-Katkar (vocal) and Vidyadhar Vyas (vocal).
www.wyastone.co.uk /nrl/world/raga   (285 words)

Raga does not depend on DynaPlot and it is not included in the Raga license.
Use Raga beyond the trial period to develop applications on one machine per license
Distribute copies of Raga together with your applications at no further cost.
www.wilhelm-kurz-software.de /raga/register.htm   (130 words)

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