Seven Modes Interpreted With Indian Classical Ragas/Thaats

We are pretty familiar with the seven basic modes or scales in western music theory, which are considered useful in composing music. These seven modes are: Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian and Locrian. For my better understanding and grasping  of these modes, I have tried to perceive how they resemble some of the Indian… Read More »


Sargam: A unique expression in Indian Classical Music

Just as the conception of Raga and Tala are unique features of Indian classical music, so also is sargam. Sargam is singing note syllables in performance. In other musical cultures, slow and fast phrases resembling aalap or tana can be found, but to my knowledge, the usage of notational symbols in performances or even in… Read More »

Historical Aspects Of Music Healing in Indian Classical heritage

 Indian traditional systems of health and healing include various musical treatment approaches. Few healing traditions are also integrated in modern classical music therapy practice in India.  All these approaches integrated with music not only prayer, but also yoga and meditation and guide the participant in the art of living.

What Is World Music?

      I believe that music is an undervalued commodity, one that can become an important feature in the quest for greater understanding among cultures and traditions around the world. In the present days, due to the growing promotion technology or media, people getting closer through all forms of communication explicitly involves dynamic intermingling… Read More »

Significance of “Merukhand” abhyaasa in Indian Classical Music

Merukhand Gayaki plays a vital role in the frequent practices and even in the Indian classical performances. Ustad Amir Khan Saheb’s Gayaki is always associated with merukhand style, because he often created the raga progressions through this technique, during his recitals, which is why his vocalization was unique and mesmerizing. In merukhand, 3 or 4… Read More »

Kinds Of Bhairava – A morning feel in Indian Classical Music

Bhairava (भैरव) is one of the most important and fundamental ragas or one of the ten thaats in Indian Classical Music. Thaats are the ten basic ragas and modern raga-classification system, which is considered as the origin and classification of numerous ragas sung/played today. In fact, beginners are not recommended to head towards more advanced ones… Read More »

Nada Yoga In Indian Classical Music

 Indian classical music is considered as one of the prestigious ancient arts, which is existing since the age of ‘Satayuga’. In all the sacred epics – Rig-Veda, Sam-Veda, Purana,  Upanishads  etc.,  it has been clearly stated that the people used to have explicit interest in music; thus could maneuver their attitude towards satisfaction, tranquility, and… Read More »