Raag Ahir Bhairav

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Here is an easy tutorial for Raag Ahir Bhairav.  Following is the very basic information on Raag Ahir Bhairav.  For more information, you may like to explore more on the internet like wikipedia where more information on Raag Ahir Bhairav is given in detail.

Thaat : Bhairav

Rass (Nature) : Vishad (Sad)

Jaati : Sampurna – Sampurna

Vikrit Swar : Komal Nishad (n) and Komal Gandhar (g)

Aroh (7 notes) : S R g M P D n S’

Avroh (7 notes) : S’ n D P M g R S

Vaadi Swar : M (Shuddh Madhyam)

Samvaadi Swar : S (Shadaj)

Songs based on : Raag Ahir Bhairav

DISCLAIMER: While Hindustani Classical Raags follow a set pattern of notes, the film songs based on Raag Ahir Bhairav may not necessarily follow every rule of this Raag.  Composers take liberty to experiment with the notes and may deviate from the set pattern just to enhance the melody of the song.

Same is the case while jotting down the notations of songs.  Hence, it is advised that you must not stop experimenting with the basic notations which are given in this website and must continue to improvise as per your convenience.

Following are the Sargam notations of few of the songs (available on this site) based on Raag Ahir Bhairav: 

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How to read SARGAM notations

  • CAPITAL LETTERS = Shuddh Swars (Pure Notes)
  • small letters = Komal Swars (Flat Notes)
  • A Note with # [hash] = Tivra Swar 
  • 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” or “khatka” which have to be played very fast without any pause
  • A Note in ( ) = “kann 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.
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