• Hindustani Raga Index •

 


An open, collaborative project, aiming to bring North Indian raga closer to any who approach with open ears. Combines direct input from India’s leading artists with in-depth insights from history, global musical theory, cognitive science, and much more [out 2022-23!]


(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? | Glossary | Instruments Gharanas | Geometries | Quotes | Raga Families | Time & seasons | Lakshanagranthas | Megalist

—In depth: 40 ragas—


History, geometry, mythology, phraseology, 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 •


Unpacking raga from multiple musical angles…

What is raga?

A brief introduction for newcomers

Glossary

Core concepts & audio explanations

Gharanas

Regional & familial stylistic lineages

Instruments

Sounds and textures of raga…

Raga quotes

How Indian musicians relate to them

Ragas in time

Samay, seasons, modern sentiments

Swara geometry

Symmetries, balances, rotations

Raganga families

Todis, Malhars, Kanadas, & more

Lakshanagranthas

DIY aesthetic scholarship through history

Megalist of ragas

Snapshots of 300+ more ragas

• Hindustani Raga Index

An open, collaborative project, aiming to bring North Indian raga closer to any who approach with open ears. Combines direct input from India’s leading artists with in-depth insights from history, global musical theory, cognitive science, and much more [out 2022-23!]

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George Howlett is a London-based musician, writer, and teacher (guitars, sitar, tabla, & santoor). Above all I seek to enthuse fellow sonic searchers, interconnecting fresh vibrations with the voices, cultures, and passions behind them. See Home & Writings, and hit me up for Online Lessons!

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