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Alankars (Set # 4)

Let’s practice some Alankars on Bansuri:

Aaroh, Avroh = 4 notes each
.P.N.DS    |  S’DNP
.DS.NR     |  NPDM
.NRSG      |  DMPG
SGRM       |  PGMR
RMGP       |  MRGS
GPMD       |  GSR.N
MDPN       |  R.NS.D
PNDS’       |   S.D.N.P

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How to read SARGAM notations

  • CAPITAL LETTERS = Shuddh Swars (Flat Notes)
  • small letters = Komal Swars (Low Notes)
  • A Note with # [hash] = Tivra Swar (High Note)
  • Letter/Alphabet ONLY = Medium Pitch/Normal blow on flute
  • Letter/Alphabet PRECEDED BY a ” . ” [full stop] or  a ” , ” [comma] = Low Pitch/Softer blow on flute
  • Letter/Alphabet FOLLOWED BY a ‘ [single quote] = High Pitch/harder blow on flute
  • Notes in { } = “murki” have to be played very fast without any pause
  • A Note in ( ) = “kaan swar” has to be just touched before moving on to the next note
  • A “~” between two Notes = “meend”. That is, you have to glide from one note to another slowly to produce that wavy effect.