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Indian Ragas: Introduction to Raag Bihag

Raag Bihag is a very melodious raga that can be easily sung by beginners too. This Raag uses all the seven music swars. One interesting aspect of this raga is that it uses both the Tivra Madhyam and Shuddha Madhyam. There are quite a few iconic musical pieces from Indian Cinema that were composed in Raag Bihag. Some being “Hamare Dil Se Na Jana” from the film Udan Khatola, “Tere Sur Aur Mere Geet” from Goonj Uthi Shehnai, “Malargal Kaettaen” from Oh Kadal Kanmani sung by Chitra and A.R. Rahman and Piya Bawari” sung by Asha Bhosle and composed by R.D. Burman from Khubsoorat.

When is Raag Bihag sung?

Raag Bihag is usually in sung between 9 pm to 12 am.

What is the Thaat of Raag Bihag?

The Thaat of Raag Bihag is Bilawal.

What are the notes in Raag Bihag?

The Arohana of the raga is ‘Ni Sa Ga ma Pa Ni Sa’
The Avarohana of the raga is Sa’ Ni (Dha) Pa Ma Pa Ga ma Ga Re Sa

What is the Vadi and Samvadi of Raag Bihag?

The Vadi is Ga and the Samvadi is Ni.

Our Course on Raag Bihag

Course curated by Shri Sarfaraz Khan & Kum Hiranmayee Sharma

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

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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 – Ab to Rat Laagi & Lat Uljhe Sulja (Compositions)
  9. Paltas (Patterns)

This course is a must if you would like to sing a song in Raag Bihag. You can learn Raag Bihag 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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