Indian Ragas: Introduction to Raag Bhoop

Indian Ragas: Introduction to Raag Bhoop

Bhoop is an Audava (consists of 5 notes)  raga from the Hindustani music tradition. It is one of the first ragas students learn in Hindustani music. Raag Bhoop is of the most popular ragas for many Indian folk songs as well regional film compositions. There has also been quite a good number of Hindi film songs in Raag Bhoop .

When is Raag Bhoop sung?

Raag Bhoop is sung in the 1st division of the night from 6 pm– 9 pm.

What is the nature of Raag Bhoop?

Raag Bhoop depicts the Bhakti (Devotional) Rasa.

What is the Thaat of Raag Bhoop?

The Thaat of Raag Bhoop is Kalyan.

What are the notes in Raag Bhoop?

The Arohana of the raga is Sa Re Ga Pa Dha Sa’.

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

What is the Vadi and Samvadi of Bhoop?

The Vadi is Ga and the Samvadi is Dha.

Our course on Raag Bhoop

Course curated by Shri Sarfaraz Khan & Kum Hiranmayee Sharma

This is an introductory Hindustani singing course on Raag Bhoop. This course was recorded by very talented vocal coaches of this generation Shri Sarfaraz Khan and Kum Hiranmayee Sharma. This course contains important 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: Shri Sarfaraz Khan

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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 – Itana Jobana & Sakala Jagatha (Compositions)
  9. Paltas (Patterns)

This course is a must if you would like to sing a song in Raag Bhoop. You can learn Raag Bhoop as well as many other ragas like Bageshri, 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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  1. Lot of topics raad by undersigned but no one has given the example of bollywood song where and how sargam sa re ga ma pa dha ni sa has been used.
    suppose in ek din bik jayega maati ke mol , please set the sargam and explain how it has been used.

    Pls reply in mail.

      1. Where this komal ni came in bhoop? It’s pentatonic and as my learning, there is no any Ni.

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