Thaat - Modal Foundation
Each and every Raga must have its foundation based on any of
the ten parent modes. On such basis the shape of the Raga can
be discerned distinctly and also it can be conveniently compared with,
and differentiated from, other Ragas of similar shape.
Indian music recognizes 10 such Thaats. They are Sampooran i.e.
containing seven tones in the octave, whereas a Raga may contain
five, six or all the seven notes or any combination thereof. A Thaat
is only a group of abstract tonal forms, but a Raga is a combination
of notes having the power of generating and creating emotional values.
The Ten Thaats Of North Indian Music System
Please note that flat (komal) notes are shown with a (b) next to the note
for example Re komal will be written as Re(b) and sharp (tivar) notes are
written as (#) for example Ma tivar is written as Ma(#). Notes in the upper
octave are written with a (u) next to them for example an Upper octave Sa
will be written as Sa(u) and a lower octave Ni is written Ni(l). These
conventions will be followed until we find a way to use staff notation on the Net.
Sa Re(b) Ga Ma Pa Dha(b) Ni Sa(u)
Sa Re Ga(b) Ma Pa Dha(b) Ni(b) Sa(u)
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni(b) Sa(u)
Sa Re(b) Ga(b) Ma(#) Pa Dha(b) Ni Sa(u)
Sa Re Ga(b) Ma Pa Dha Ni(b) Sa(u)
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni Sa(u)
Sa Re Ga Ma(#) Pa Dha Ni Sa(u)
Sa Re(b) Ga Ma(#) Pa Dha(b) Ni Sa(u)
Sa Re(b) Ga Ma(#) Pa Dha Ni Sa(u)
Sa Re(b) Ga(b) Ma Pa Dha(b) Ni(b) Sa(u)
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