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Indian Ragas: Introduction to Raag Brindavani Sarang

Brindavani Sarang is an audhav (consists of 5 notes in both Arohana and Avarohana)  raga from the Hindustani music tradition. It is a very popular raga in the Mathura region of India.  

When is Raag Brindavani Sarang sung?

Raag Brindavani Sarang is sung in the afternoon between 12 pm – 3 pm. It is also considered as a summer season raga.

What is the nature of Raag Brindavani Sarang?

Raag Brindavani Sarang depicts the Sringara Rasa (Romantic Mood).

What is the Thaat of Raag Brindavani Sarang?

The Thaat of Raag Brindavani Sarang is Kafi.

What are the notes in Raag Brindavani Sarang?

The Arohana of the raga is Sa Re Ma Pa Ni Sa’.

The Avarohana of the raga is Sa’ Ni Pa Ma Re Sa (Ni is Komal).

What is the Vadi and Samvadi of Raag Brindavani Sarang?

The Vadi is Re and the Samvadi is Pa.

Our courses on Raag Brindavani Sarang

Course curated by Smt Shruti Bode and Sinchana N

This is an introductory Hindustani singing course on Raag Brindavani Sarang. The course contains video explanations for important concepts in Raag Brindavani Sarang 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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  1. Practice Of Aroh, Avroh and Pakad
  2. Practice Of Alaap
  3. Alankar Practice
  4. Karath Harapriya Mela (Lakshangeet)
  5. Tapti Dhoop Jeth Ki Aayi
  6. Na Bolo Shyam
  7. Ban Ban Dhoondhan

This course is a must if you would like to sing a song in Raag Brindavani Sarang. You can learn Raag Durga as well as many other ragas like Bageshri, Bhimpalasi, Durga 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 Brindavani Sarang .  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: ArohAvrohPakadChalanAlaapLakshangeet,Sargamgeet and Chhota Khayal.

One of our teachers : Smt. Meghana Kulkarni

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 – Ratakara Rasana & Jao Jao Jao (Compositions)
  9. Paltas (Patterns) 

This course is a must if you would like to sing a song in Raag Brindavani Sarang. You can learn Raag Durga as well as many other ragas like Bageshri, Bhimpalasi, Durga 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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