Indian Hindustani Classical Music - Note 1-0-1 Notes staircase


Nilanjan (Neel) Sarkar    ::     http://www.neels-nirvana.com



The standard keyboard scale in Western notation :



This is a picture ( from the internet ) with labels for the Indian music notations





 Note that the notation that I use  are slightly different  and more scientific :)  well I think !
(1)
I use the SUBSCRIPT "_"  underline for the Mandra Saptak ( lower octave )   and the
SUPERSCRIPT  " ̄"   line on top for the Tar  saptak ( higher octave )

 [ it is easier for writing on paper and way more easier for understanding , but might be difficult to type as I am facing....i still prefer it ]

(2)  I use "m" for Tivra (sharp) Ma   and "M" for the shuddh ( regular pure) Ma


so the notes would be :looking like 

                                                  -   -   -   -  -    -   -   =
S R G M P D N  SRGMPDN  S R G M P  D  N  S
-  -   -   -  -   -   -

Indian Hindustani Classical Music - Note 1-0-2 Some basic palta


Nilanjan (Neel) Sarkar    ::     http://www.neels-nirvana.com


I am assuming you read and practiced the previous notes on my introduction to singing using Indian classical music.
This lesson notes will teach you some vocal exercise phrases a.k.a Palta or Alankars .
The notations are also defined in previous notes on this topic.


  • These are to be sung / vocalised along with beat and with a steady tempo .
  • Start with a slower tempo and gradually in later repetitions speed up the tempo.
  • Repeat these 20 to 30 times at different speeds
  • try a metronome or keyboard with preset beat patterns
  • The ones listed below are for the full scale ( all notes ) but later we can do other scales like minor scales or other raga based options for these with specific selected notes only omitting certain notes based on the raga.


1.      4 beats , 3 notes
SRG- , RGM- , GMP- , MPD- , PDN- , DNS- , ----
SND-, NDP- , DPM- , PMG- , MGR-, GRS- ,
          3 bets , 3 notes
SRG , RGM , GMP , MPD , PDN , DNS , ---
SND, NDP , DPM , PMG , MGR, GRS ,

2.   8 beats   ( or 4 beats each half note)
SRSRG--- , RGRGM---, GMGMP---, MPMPD--- , PDPDN--- , DNDNS---
SNSND---, NDNDP---,DPDPM---, PMPMG---, MGMGR---, GRGRS---


3.  8 beats   ( or 4 beats each half note)
SRGRG--- , RGMGM--- , GMPMP--- , MPDPD--- , PDNDN--- , DNSNS---
SNDND--- , NDPDP---, DPMPM--- , PMGMG--- , MGRGR--- , GRSRS---

4. 4 beats
SRSS, RGRR, GMGG, MPMM, PDPP ,DNDD, NSNN, SRSS
SNSS , NDNN, DPDD ,PMPP, MGMM , GRGG ,RSRR , SNSS

5 4 beats
SRGG , RGMM, GMPP, MPDD, PDNN ,DNSS
SNDD ,NDPP, DPMM ,PMGG, MGRR, GRSS

6
SG , RM ,GP ,MD, PN ,DS
SD, NP, DM ,PG , MR , GS