Shyam Kalyan Raag Bandish 16 Matras Allap Taan Music Notes In English

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Shyam Kalyan raag is believed to have originated from Kalyan thaat. In this raag both Madhayam are used and all swars are used as shudha. Ga & Dha are not used in aaroh and all the seven swars are used in the avaroh,so its jati is Audav – Sampurn (5,6). In this raag Pa & Sa are Vadi & Samvadi swar .The singing time of this raag is 6 pm to 9 pm (the first part of the night).

Shyam Kalyan Raag

How To Read Sargam Notes –

  • “.” is used for Mandra saptak(Lower octave notes) swars.eg- .Pa
  • “*” is user for Taar Saptak (Higher Octave notes) Swars eg – Pa*
  • “(k)” small character is used for komal swars.eg – ( Re(k) , Ga(k) , Dha(k) , Ni(k) )
  • Ma(t) here “(t)” is used for showing teevra swar Ma(t) .
  • “-” is used for Holdong the notes according to the Song.
  • Swars written “ReGa” in this manner means they are playing fast or two swars on one beat.
  • Ma(Ga) or (Ga)Ma Here Ga is Kan Swar or Sparsh Swar and Ma is Mool Swar. (You Can skip the kan swar if not understand how to play)
  • Swars written [ Ni(k)  Pa ] in this manner they are playing or singing in sliding mode means Meend acc to Indian music .
  • { NiSa*Re*Sa* Ni } here this braket {} is used for showing Khatka in which swars are playing fast .

Description of raag:-

Aaroh-  Sa Re Ma(t)Pa, Ni Dha Ni Sa*.

Avaroh- Sa* Ni Dha Pa Ma(t)Pa, Ma Re, Pa Ga Ma Re, Ga .Ni Sa.

Pakad- Re Ma(t)Pa, Dha Pa Ma(t)Pa, Ga Ma Re, Ga .Ni Sa.

Thaat- Kalyan thaat

Varjit swar- Ga and Dha.

Vadi- Samvadi swar- Pa and Sa

Jati- Audav- Sampurn (5,6).

Singing time – 6 pm to 9 pm(the first part of the night).

Important Notes:-

1.This is a type of Kalyan raag. This fact is clear from name.

2.From the name it seems that it is combination of Shyam and Kalyan raag, but it is not. It is beautiful combination of Kamod and Kalyan raag.

3.Gandhar is less and curve in avaroh. To reduce kamod organ in Purvang Gandhar is less use. Gandhar used only in one way, As- Dha Pa Ma(t)Pa, Ga Ma Re Sa. Ga Ma Re is used in end of each allap.

4.Twira Madhyam is used in aaroh and shudh Ma is used in avaroh.

5.Nishad is very important in this. Although Dhevat is not use in this but it’s used as particle on Nishad. This particle is indicative of Kalyan raagang.

Swar of nyas- Re, Pa and Ni.

Similar raag- Shudh Sarang and Kamod.

Shyam Kalyan raag question answer –

What are the Aaroh, Avaroh & Pakad of Shyam Kalyan raag ?

Aaroh-  Sa Re Ma(t)Pa, Ni Dha Ni Sa*.
Avaroh- Sa* Ni Dha Pa Ma(t)Pa, Ma Re, Pa Ga Ma Re, Ga .Ni Sa.
Pakad- Re Ma(t)Pa, Dha Pa Ma(t)Pa, Ga Ma Re, Ga .Ni Sa.

What is the Jati of Shyam Kalyan raag?

Jati- Audav- Sampurn (5,6).

Which swars are used in Shyam Kalyan raag?

Aaroh – Sa,.Ni Re Ga Ma(t) Ni Re(k)* Sa*.
Avaroh – Re(k)*.Ni, Ma(t) Dha Ga Ma Ga, Re Sa.
Pakad – Ga Ma(t) Dha Ga Ma(t) Ga, Ma(t) Re Ga, Re(k) Sa, .Ni .Dha .Ni – Re Sa.

What is the Thaat of Shyam Kalyan raag?

Thaat- Kalyan thaat

What are the Vadi- Samvadi Swar of Shyam Kalyan raag?

Vadi- Samvadi swar- Pa and Sa

What are the Varjit swar of Shyam Kalyan raag?

Varjit swar- Ga and Dha.

What is the introduction of Shyam Kalyan raag?

Shyam Kalyan raag is believed to have originated from Kalyan thaat. In this raag both Madhayam are used and all swars are used as shudha. Ga & Dha are not used in aaroh and all the seven swars are used in the avaroh,so its jati is Audav – Sampurn (5,6). In this raag Pa & Sa are Vadi & Samvadi swar .The singing time of this raag is 6 pm to 9 pm(the first part of the night).