• Hindustani Raga Index •

 


An open, collaborative project, aiming to bring Indian raga closer to anyone who approaches with open ears. We combine direct input from India’s leading classical musicians with insights from history, global musical theory, cognitive science, and more.


[under construction: out 2022]

An open, collaborative project…

 

‘rāga’ – ‘that which colours the mind’

—Ragas—
Ahir Bhairav | Antardhwani | Asavari | Bageshri | Basant Mukhari | Bhairav | Bhairavi | Bhimpalasi | Bhupali | Bihag | Bilaskhani Todi | Chandranandan | Charukeshi | Darbari | Desh | Durga | Gorakh Kalyan | Jhinjhoti | Jog | Jogkauns | Kafi | Kalavati | Kaunsi Kanada | Lalit | Malkauns | Marwa | Megh | Miyan ki Malhar | Multani | Parameshwari | Patdeep | Pilu | Poorvi | Puriya | Puriya Dhanashree | Shree | Tilak Kamod | Todi | Vachaspati | Yaman

—Demystifiers—
What is raga? | Geometries | Quotes & insights | Raga Families | Time & seasons | Lakshanagranthas | Megalist: 200+ ragas

Everything here will stay perpetually open-access and 100% ad-free. Mainly, I hope these pages will bring creative joy, and catalyse some fresh questions about the interconnective powers of sound…

—Index: 40 ragas in depth—


40+ ragas: history, mythology, geometry, global connections, etc…

• Raag Ahir Bhairav

 

• Raag Antardhwani

 

• Raag Asavari

 

• Raag Bageshri

 

• Raag Basant Mukhari

 

• Raag Bhairav

 

• Raag Bhairavi

 

• Raag Bhimpalasi

 

Raag Bhupali

 

• Raag Bihag

 

• Raag Bilaskhani Todi

 

• Raag Chandranandan

 

Raag Charukeshi

 

Raag Darbari

 

• Raag Desh

 

• Raag Durga

 

• Raag Gorakh Kalyan

 

• Raag Jhinjhoti

 

• Raag Jog

 

• Raag Jogkauns

 

• Raag Kafi

 

• Raag Kalavati

 

• Raag Kaunsi Kanada

 

• Raag Lalit

 

• Raag Malkauns

 

• Raag Marwa

 

• Raag Megh

 

• Raag Miyan ki Malhar

 

• Raag Multani

 

• Raag Parameshwari

 

• Raag Patdeep

 

• Raag Pilu

 

• Raag Poorvi

 

• Raag Puriya

 

• Raag Puriya Dhanashree

 

• Raag Shree

 

• Raag Tilak Kamod

 

• Raag Todi

 

• Raag Vachaspati

 

• Raag Yaman

 

• Hindustani demystifiers •


Core dimensions of North Indian classical music…

What is raga?

A brief introduction for newcomers

Raga quotes

How Indian musicians relate to them

Ragas in time

Samay, seasons, modern sentiments

Swara geometry

Symmetries, balances, rotations

Raga families

Todis, Malhars, Kanadas, & more

Lakshanagranthas

DIY aesthetic scholarship through history

Megalist of ragas

Quick takes for 200+ more ragas

• Hindustani Raga Index

[under construction: out 2022]

An open, collaborative project, aiming to bring Indian raga closer to anyone who approaches with open ears. We combine direct, detailed input from dozens of India’s leading classical musicians with insights from historical scholarship, cognitive science, global musical theory, and more. All resources will remain ad-free and open to all (I don’t own these ideas…)

Homepage: Raga Index

Ahir Bhairav | Antardhwani | Asavari | Bageshri | Basant Mukhari | Bhairav | Bhairavi | Bhimpalasi | Bhupali | Bihag | Bilaskhani Todi | Chandranandan | Charukeshi | Darbari | Desh | Durga | Gorakh Kalyan | Jhinjhoti | Jog | Jogkauns | Kafi | Kalavati | Kaunsi Kanada | Lalit | Malkauns | Marwa | Megh | Miyan ki Malhar | Multani | Parameshwari | Patdeep | Pilu | Poorvi | Puriya | Puriya Dhanashree | Shree | Tilak Kamod | Todi | Vachaspati | Yaman

What is raga? | Geometries | Quotes & insights | Raga Families | Time & seasons | Lakshanagranthas | Megalist: 200+ ragas

• RĀGA JUNGLISM •

rāga: ‘that which colours the mind’

George Howlett is a London-based musician, writer, and teacher. I play guitar, tabla, and santoor, loosely focusing on jazz, rhythm, and other global improvised traditions. Above all I seek to enthuse fellow sonic searchers, interconnecting fresh vibrations with the human voices, cultures, and passions behind them. Site above, follow below, & hit me up for…

ONLINE LESSONS •

—guitar & global music—

everything here will remain ad-free and open access