• Raag Jogeshwari Pancham •


Created by Gwalior educator and vocalist Vishwanath Rao Ringe ‘Tanarang’ by adding touches of avroh Pa to Ravi Shankar’s Jogeshwari (itself a blend of Jog and Rageshri). Jogeshwari’s basic phraseology is retained, while also allowing elaborate extensions into Jog’s territory (the inclusion of komal ga means that all Jog’s swaras are now present). In Tanarang’s own melodic summary: “While descending from Dha to maPa should not be used. Pa is mostly used as [a] kan-swar…like m(P)m or Gm(P)mgS”. Also see other Tanarang creations including Hemshri, Sundarkauns, and Saraswati Kedar.

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Aroha: SGmDnS
Avroh: SnDmG, mPmgS

Chalan: e.g. SGmgS; nD; m; D; nS; SGm; mPmgS; nDm; DnS; SD; nD; Dm; PmgS (Tanarang)


—Vishwanath Ringe (2000)—

[bandish, e.g. 0:33] S m G, mGm gSn, (g)S D (S)n, (S)D, S(DS), S(G)mD(SDS), D(Gm), (GPmG)m, Gmg S, G…


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Explore hidden inter-raga connections: swara geometries, melodic features, murchana sets, ragangas, & more (also see the Full Tag List):

Swaras: -4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10+

Sapta: Audav | Shadav | Sampurna

Poorvang: SRGM | SRG | SRM | SGM

Uttarang: PDNS | PDS | PNS | DNS

Varjit: Re | Ga | Ma | Pa | Dha | Ni

Double: rR | gG | mM | dD | nN

Thaat: 10 | 32Enclosed | Inexact

Chal: All-shuddha | All-komal | Ma-tivra

Gaps: Anh. | Hemi. | 3-row | 4-row | 5-row

Symmetries: Mirror | Rotation | Palindr.

Aroha: Audav | Shadav | Sampurna

Avroh: Audav | Shadav | Sampurna

Jati: Equal | Balanced | Av.+1 | Av.+2

Samay: Morning | Aftern. | Eve. | Night

Murchana: Bhup. | Bihag | Bilaw. | Charu.

Raganga: Bhairav | Malhar | Kan. | Todi

Construction: Jod | Mishra | Oddball

Origin: Ancient | Carnatic | Modern

Dominance: Poorvang | Uttarang

Prevalence: A-list | Prachalit | Aprach.


• Prakriti: (none found)


–Swara Geometries–

Core form: SgGmPDnS
Reverse: SRgmPdDS
Negative: 2-1-4-2-3 (e.g. Shivranjani)
Imperfect: 2 (Ga, Pa)
Detached: none
Symmetries: none
Murchanas: Kedar set


–Global Translations–

Carnatic: ~Vagadeeshvari
Jazz: Dorian (dbl. 3rd, no 2nd)
Pitch classes (‘fret-jumps’):

o • • o o o • o • o o • o


• Tanpura: Sa–Pa
• Names: Jogeshwari Pancham, Pancham Jogeshwari


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