Raag Malkauns 01 – Aroh Avroh Pakad

Aaroh (Ascending): S g M d n S.

Avroh (Descending): S. n d M g M g S

Mukhyang (Main Notes/Pakad): M g, M d n d, M g M g S

Vadi swar (Most used note): M

Samvadi swar (Next most used note): S

Time of playing: last period of night (late night)

1. Raag Malkauns uses only 5 notes in ascending and descending order. In this raga, R and P are not used and Ga, Dha, & Ni are komal (flat) represented by g, d & n

2. We will start stretching technique (meand) from this raga which makes the Sitar sound so beautiful

3. Pluck Da & Ra alternate

4. View small video clip to understand better

5. A dot after the note shows higher octave

6. A dot before the note will show lower octave.

7. View movie several times to understand clearly.

  1. Raag Malkauns uses only 5 notes in ascending and descending order. In this raga, R and P are not used and Ga, Dha, & Ni are komal (flat) represented by g, d & n
  2. We will start stretching technique (meand) from this raga which makes the Sitar sound so beautiful
  3. Pluck Da & Ra alternate
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