• Search: Find a Raga •

 


Browse the ragascape: You’re probably yet to find your all-time favourite! Search the raga index via text, tags, classifiers, contextual descriptions, melodic and geometric structures, and many other dimensions…


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—Search the Raga Index—

(results from all project pages)

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• Text-Search Tips •

How to best find what you seek…



  • Swaras: In ascending order, separated by generic swara position with ‘’ (e.g. ‘S-R-G-mM-P-D-nN-S’) – also try un-separated snippets such as ‘gmRS’. (n.b. ‘m/ma’=shuddha, ‘M/Ma’=tivra: although in Chrome, Safari, and IE, the ‘find’ function is case-insensitive: use Firefox’s ‘Match Case’ for komal/shuddha/tivra specificity, or try a browser add-on such as Chrome Regex Search).

  • Also: For more agile inter-raga navigation, try ‘Ctrl-F’ searching similar terms within the Full Megalist page – which contains summary descriptions and basic swara-set info for all ragas in the project (all ragas instantly link to each other, aiming for a ‘hyper-connected whole’). And similarly with the Raga Glossary.

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• Tags & Classifiers •

Explore via formal categorisations: swara geometries, melodic features, murchana sets, ragangas, & more (for further detail 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: Exact | Enclosed | Inexact

Symmetries: Mirror | Rotation | Palindr.

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

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


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: Prachalit | Aprachalit | A-list

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• Ragatable Search •

Find ragas via my comparison table of all 300+ Megalist ragas: searching for hidden relations via swara-set spreadsheeting (allows for granular queries across various melodic & geometric parameters):


FULL RAGATABLE


Why turn to the spreadsheets? While ragas are never reducible to mere scale forms, my own state of knowledge will never expand to encompass the true fullness of the ragascape either. Given Hindustani music’s complexity, we must ‘upgrade the mind’, using formalised methods to really see the hidden inter-swara connections…” (Ragatable Explained)


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• RAGA TAGS •

-ALL RAGAS- (316) A-List (20) Anhemitonic (14) Aprachalit (21) Aroha: Audav (66) Aroha: Sampurna (14) Aroha: Shadav (13) Audav (54) Avroh: Audav (55) Avroh: Sampurna (187) Avroh: Shadav (72) Chal: All-komal (14) Chal: All-Shuddha (29) Chal: Ma-tivra (50) Co-Co-Cohemitonic (‘5-row’) (24) Co-Cohemitonic (‘4-row’) (95) Cohemitonic (‘3-row’) (64) Construction: Jod (19) Construction: Mishra (5) Construction: Oddball (10) Double: Dha (17) Double: Ga (39) Double: Ma (60) Double: Ni (74) Double: Re (18) Focus: Poorvang (29) Focus: Uttarang (14) Hemitonic (‘2-row’) (118) Jati: Avroh+1 (6) Jati: Avroh+2 (10) Jati: Balanced (4) Jati: Equilateral (62) Murchana: Bhupali (12) Murchana: Bihag (32) Murchana: Bilawal (38) Murchana: Charukeshi (8) Origin: Ancient (32) Origin: Carnatic (13) Origin: Modern (29) Poorvang: SGM (30) Poorvang: SRG (21) Poorvang: SRGM (223) Poorvang: SRM (27) Prachalit (28) Raganga: Bhairav (21) Raganga: Kanada (15) Raganga: Malhar (13) Raganga: Todi (23) Samay: Afternoon (8) Samay: Evening (21) Samay: Morning (24) Samay: Night (19) Sampurna (185) Shadav (73) Swaras: -4 (2) Swaras: 10+ (4) Swaras: 5 (40) Swaras: 6 (56) Swaras: 7 (100) Swaras: 8 (71) Swaras: 9 (38) Symmetry: Mirror (163) Symmetry: Palindromic (29) Symmetry: Rotational (2) Thaat: Enclosed (60) Thaat: Exact (56) Thaat: Inexact (198) Uttarang: DNS (40) Uttarang: PDNS (218) Uttarang: PDS (22) Uttarang: PNS (28) Varjit: Dha (29) Varjit: Ga (29) Varjit: Ma (24) Varjit: Ni (23) Varjit: Pa (42) Varjit: Re (37)


Hindustani Raga Index

An open-ended project seeking to bring North Indian raga closer to all who approach with open ears. Combines direct input from dozens of leading Hindustani artists with in-depth insights from music history, global theory, performance practice, cognitive science, and much more! [out 2023]

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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 Homepage for more, and hit me up for Lessons!

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