Shyam Kalyan is a Dha-less Kalyan variant. Ga is used sparingly in ascent, and typically skipped in phrases which run through the scale sequentially – while Re is emphasised, Pa is a resting note, and shuddha ma is taken in descent only. It bears a resemblance to Shuddha Sarang, while being distinguished by the use of Ga in characteristic vakra phrases such as MPGmR and GmPGmR.
—Anupama Bhagwat (2013)—
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