Just looking at the structure of a raag is not enough to have complete knowledge of it. A new feature was added to the Raaga Base which lets a user search the raag in the raagabase based on specific notes. This Raagabase intends to satiate a classical music fan with providing as much information of as many raags as possible. Some are called anwat uncommon some are aprachalit unpublished. Raag or Raga or Raaga is not just a combination of swars, but its also a melody that has been associated with the swars.
There can be different combinations of swars, different orders of swars, there can be different aarohas and avrohas which gives rise to a extremely high number of raags. You can also search for free classical music downloads by searching for time period, performer, or instrument. . Raagabase, is unique in the aspect that it lets the user hear a audio of each raag. This includes raags that are originally from Carnatic Classical Music but have found their way in North Indian Classical Music.
There's even an online radio on this website that pulls up random music for you to stream. There are in all 12 swars, komal and teevra, and according to the basic rules of a raag we have to have minimum of 5 swars in the aaroha and avroha. Typically a raag has an aaroha ascent , avroha descent , pakad note combinations , vaadi main swar , samvaadi second to main swar , jaati, bhaav etc. It becomes immensely important that we hear how the raag sounds. However, since raag is not just a mere combination of notes, the number becomes limited but still high.
If you wish to provide an audio file for any of the raag or if you have any questions about any raag please do not hesitate to. However there are around 150 raags that are sung very commonly. The raagabase only encapsulates the raags that are present in North Indian Classical Music. There are around 500 raags that are sung today. However there are certain raags where only chalan is defined, with the chalan, one can create multiple aaroha and avrohas and hence the aaroha and avrohas are not defined. Please visit the page to use the tool.
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