Thoughts and Insights

By Gundecha Brothers

Notes in Ragas

- Notes do not constitute the raga. Raga itself generates its constituent notes.

- No note is in itself in or out of tune. Its usage in raga endows it with tunefulness.

- In a raga, all the notes have an internal harmonic relation with each other.

Raga and the Tanpura

- Like the sunflower blossoms on being perfectly aligned with the Sun,

a Raga blossoms on being perfectly aligned with the Tanpura.