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Raag Yaman Kalyan

Raag-Yaman Kalyan

This is a very basic information on Raag Yaman Kalyan for beginners.  For more detailed information you may like to refer to resources like wikipedia.

Thaat : Kalyan

Rass (Nature) : Prem Rass (Romantic)

Jaati : Sampurna – Sampurna

Vikrit Swar : Tivr Madhyam (M#)

Aroh (7 notes) : S R G M P D N S’ 

Avroh (7 notes) : S’ N D P M# G R S

Vaadi Swar : G (Shuddh Gandhar)

Samvaadi Swar : N (Shuddh Nishad)

Pakad : N R G | R M P | M# P D | D N S’…


The difference between Raag Yaman and Raag Yaman Kalyan is :

In Raag Yaman, Madhyam is used only as Tivra M (M#)

In Raag Yaman Kalyan, both Madhyams – Shuddh (M) and Tivra (M#) are used. 

Songs based on Raag Yaman Kalyan

DISCLAIMER: While Hindustani Classical Raags follow a set pattern of notes, the film songs based on Raag Yaman Kalyan 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.

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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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