Khamaj is a Shadava – Sampurna (consists of 6 notes in Arohana and 7 notes in the Avarohana) raga from the Hindustani music tradition. It is a very popular raga in lighter forms of Hindustani Classical Music. Many Ghazals and Thumris are based out of Raag Khamaj. There has also been quite a good number of Hindi film compositions in Raag Khamaj as well.
When is Raag Khamaj sung?
Raag Khamaj is sung in the 2nd division of the night from 9 pm – Midnight.
What is the nature of Raag Khamaj?
Raag Khamaj depicts a Chanchal (Playful) nature.
What is the Thaat of Raag Khamaj?
The Thaat of Raag Khamaj is Khamaj.
What are the notes in Raag Khamaj?
The Arohana of the raga is Sa Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni Sa’.
The Avarohana of the raga is Sa’ Ni Dha Pa Ma Ga Re Sa (Ni is Komal).
What is the Vadi and Samvadi of Khamaj?
The Vadi is Ga and the Samvadi is Ni.
Our course on Raag Khamaj
Course curated by Smt Meghana Kulkarni & Shri Srinivas Hande
This is an introductory Hindustani singing course on Raag Khamaj . This singing course has been recorded by two stalwarts of Indian Classical Music, Smt. Meghana Kulkarni and Shri Srinivas Hande. This course contains important singing lessons in the raga for you to listen and repeat after the Guru. You can practice each vocal 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.
- Practice of Aroh and Avroh (Ascent and Descent)
- Practice Of Pakad (Phases)
- Chalan Practice (Melodic Progression)
- Alap of the Raag (Musical Phrases)
- Bandishes – Naman Karu Main & Are Mann Harso (Compositions)
- Paltas (Patterns)
This course is a must if you would like to sing a song in Raag Khamaj. You can learn Raag Khamaj 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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