Tilang

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Tilang is a raga in Indian classical music, that belongs to the Khamaj Thaat.[1]

Scale[edit]

  • Arohana (ascending scale): Sa Ga ma Pa Ni Sa
  • Avarohana (descending scale): Sa ni(komal) Pa ma Ga Sa

This raga has a Ni flat (ni komal) in the descent.[1]

Its defining characteristics are: PS'NS'nP, PS'NS'PnP; some ragis add a R (S*R*NS*PnP).

Vadi and Samvadi[edit]

  • Vadi note: Ga[1]
  • Samvadi: Ni[1]

In Carnatic music[edit]

This raga originated in Hindustani classical music and has been taken into Carnatic music.[2] It is derived from the 28th Melakarta (parent scale) Harikambhoji.[2] It is an audava-audava raga (pentatonic asymmetrical scale) with the following structure.

Compositions[edit]

Shree Ganesha charanam composed by Papanasam Sivan is a popular composition set in this ragam.[2]

Scale similarities[edit]

  • Gambhiranata raga is a symmetrical raga with N3 (Kakali nishadha) in both ascending and descending scales,[1] while Tilang uses Kaisiki nishada (N2) in descending scale.
  • Savitri raga is a symmetrical raga with N2 (Kaisiki nishadha) in both ascending and descending scales,[1] while Tilang uses Kakali nishada (N3) in ascending scale.

Hence, Tilang has arohana of Gambhiranata, and avarohana of Savitri.[1]

• Jaati : audava - audava

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Rao, B.Subba (1996). Raganidhi: A Comparative Study Of Hindustani And Karnatak Ragas. Volume Four (Q to Z). Madras: The Music Academy. pp. 181–182. 
  2. ^ a b c Ragas in Carnatic music by Dr. S. Bhagyalekshmy, Pub. 1990, CBH Publications