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Indian Ragas: Introduction to Raag Bageshri

Bageshri is an audhav – sampurna (consists of 5 notes in Arohana and 7 notes in Avarohana)  raga from the Hindustani music tradition. Many film songs were composed in Raag Bageshri by the famous hindi music director C. Ramachandra.

When is Raag Bageshri sung?

Raag Bageshri is sung in the second division of night between 9 pm – 12 am.

What is the Thaat of Raag Bageshri?

The Thaat of Raag Bageshri is Kafi.

What is the nature of Raag Bageshri?

Raag Bageshri is meant to depict the Karuna Rasa and Viraha Rasa.

What are the notes in Raag Bageshri?

The Arohana of the raga is Sa Ga Ma Dha Ni Sa’ (Ga, Ni are Komal)

The Avarohana of the raga is Sa’ Ni Dha Ma Pa Dha Ga Ma Ga Re Sa (Ga, Ni are Komal)

What is the Vadi and Samvadi of Raag Bageshri?

The Vadi is Ma and the Samvadi is Sa.

Our courses on Raag Bageshri

Course curated by Smt Shruti Bode and Sinchana N

This is an introductory Hindustani singing course on Raag Bageshri. This course contains videos and vocal exercises that explain the basic melodic concepts and characteristic aspects of Raag Bageshri, followed by practice sessions for you to repeat after the guru and internalise the concept. While singing you will receive instant visual feedback so you can correct immediately and improve your performance.

Concepts covered: Aaroh, Avroh, Pakad, Chalan, Alaap and 4 Bandishes in both Sargam Geet and lyrics.

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The following are the course contents.

  1. Practice Of Aroh, Avroh and Pakad
  2. Practice Of Chalan And Alaap
  3. Bagesree Madhur Ragini (Lakshangeet)
  4. Sargamgeet
  5. Phool Khile Hain
  6. Kaun Karat Tori Binati
  7. Payal Baaje More Jhanjhan

This course is a must if you would like to sing a song in Raag Bageshri. You can learn Raag Bageshri as well as many other ragas like Durga, Bhimpalasi, Brindavani Sarang etc. Think of Riyaz as your very own mobile vocal coach. If you want to learn to sing at home, download the riyaz app now! 

Course curated by Smt Meghana Kulkarni & Shri Srinivas Hande

This is also an introductory singing course on Raag Bageshri. This singing course has been recorded by two stalwarts of Indian Classical Music, Smt. Meghana Kulkarni and Shri Srinivas Hande. This course contains important vocal lessons in the raga for you to listen and repeat after the Guru. You can practice each lesson till you have internalised the concepts covered. While singing you will receive instant visual feedback so you can correct yourself immediately and improve.

Concepts Covered: Aroh, Avroh, Pakad, Chalan, Alaap, Lakshangeet, Sargamgeet and Chhota Khayal.

One of our teachers : Smt. Meghana Kulkarni

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Lesson Structure 

  1. Introduction
  2. Practice of Aroh and Avroh (Ascent and Descent)
  3. Practice Of Pakad (Phases)
  4. Chalan Practice (Melodic Progression)
  5. Alap of the Raag (Musical Phrases)
  6. Sargamgeet
  7. Lakshangeet
  8. Bandishes – Kaun Karata Tori & Yeho Dhaay Dhaay (Compositions)
  9. Paltas (Patterns)

This course is a must if you would like to sing a song in Raag Bageshri. You can learn Raag Bageshri as well as many other ragas like Durga, Bhimpalasi, Brindavani Sarang etc. Think of Riyaz as your very own mobile vocal coach. If you want to learn to sing at home, download the riyaz app now

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